Employment

India is the seventh largest country in the world. The IT/ITeS workforce is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of socio-economic, linguistic, multinational and regional backgrounds. The Direct employment in the IT services and BPO/ITeS segment is expected to grow by about 4.0 % reaching and add around 1,05,000 employees during the year 2017-18 reaching a total of 3.96 million, which is a significant achievement for the sector. The details of direct employment by the sector for both, the Exports segment and domestic market segment, over the last five years are given below (in Millions):

Year/ Segment 2013- 14 2014- 15 2015- 16 2016- 17 2017- 18(E)

IT Services & Exports

1.6

1.74

1.846

1.921

1.984

BPO Exports

0.989

1.03

1.086

1.152

1.191

Domestic Market

0.699

0.745

0.758

0.790

0.793

Total Employment

3.267

3.485

3.690

3.863

3.968

Net Addition

0.301

0.218

0.203

0.173

0.105

Source: NASSCOM SR-2018, E: Estimated

 

In addition to being one of the largest job provider and creator in the organized industry segment, this sector also plays a key role in enabling higher levels of indirect employment in other verticals such as transportation, real estate and hospitality, Security services, and Housekeeping.

 

Women Employment in IT and ITeS Sector

The IT and ITeS sector employs 34% women, out of total 39.68 lakhs employees for FY 2017-18.