PMI released a ‘2022 Jobs Report’ that revealed the sectors and emerging trends driving the demand for project leaders around the world. The demand for project professionals is surging as companies rebuild their infrastructure in the post-pandemic era. However, each region has its distinct growth patterns. Project leaders with the right skills and a future-focused mindset are in a prime position to advance their careers in 2022.
Economies across South Asia remain wildly uneven. Extreme weather events, varying COVID-19 vaccination rates, containment strategies, and differing levels of dependence on tourism have shaped each country’s economy.
In India, companies are hard-pressed to find the right talent, with there being a huge demand for positions in emerging technologies like AI, the internet of things, blockchain, and electric vehicles. The IT industry remains a strong sector for job opportunities, particularly with a major push for digitization across industries. Telecom is another sector where hiring activity surged to 91 percent.
Three major cities have witnessed the biggest hiring spike – Bengaluru (49 percent), Hyderabad (47 percent), and Pune (47 percent). Even emerging cities have seen a leap in job opportunities, including Ahmedabad (61percent) and Coimbatore (28 percent). An uptick in projects for smart cities, roads, and other construction as well as manufacturing sectors could generate a huge hiring surge for project managers in 2022.
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