Jobs boom in India
By Brittany Falkers
Bangalore is in the centre of a jobs boom for qualified engineers and computer application grads, according to interim thoughts.
India's economy has transformed through an information technology revolution that has pushed the country toward double-digit economic growth, according to the New York Times.
The workers finding the jobs boom are young people from villages clustered around deep rural areas in India's southwest. These young people are part of an experiment by a handful of entrepreneurs to bring the jobs outsourcing has created to distant corners of India, according to the New York Times.
This experiment is bringing India's economic rise to rural cut off areas that have not seen the effects before, according to the New York Times.
About 70 percent of Indians live in rural areas, however, most of the jobs are in cities, the New York Times said.
Rural India was once seen as useless on the Indian economy. But Indian and foreign companies have come to see India's rural areas as an untapped market for relatively inexpensive goods like lo-tech cell phones, kitchen gadgets and cheap motorcycles, the New York Times said.
Some businesses have started looking to rural India for untapped eager and motivated office workers. Most people hired are high school graduates who have completed some college, according to the New York Times.