TimesJobs sponsors cricket teams

October 30, 2008

Times Business Solutions Limited is sponsoring the ICL Championship teams from Chennai and Mumbai under the TimesJobs.com Chennai Superstars and MagicBricks.com Mumbai Champs banners.

Mr. R. Sundar, CEO, Times Business Solutions Limited remarked, “In our endeavour to showcase Indian talent to the world, Times Business Solutions Limited has sponsored not one, but two teams for the Indian Cricket League (ICL), that has been formed to spot and encourage cricketing talent in the country.”

TimesJobs.com has always been closely associated with Cricket, and this time the brand is sponsoring the TimesJobs.com Chennai Superstars team, that is coached by the legendary Michael Bevan of Australia. The squad of TimesJobs.com Chennai Superstars team consists of 19 players including five foreign players besides local talent. Chennai Superstars is in good condition as they have eight all-rounders which is a big advantage.

In addition, MagicBricks.com is sponsoring the MagicBricks.com Mumbai Champs team, coached by the illustrious Sandip Patil. The batting department for the MagicBricks.com Mumbai Champs has been very successful with some high scores in both the inaugural ICL 20s championship & the ICL 50s.

The ICL matches are being played in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon and Panchkula. The TimesJobs.com Chennai Superstars inaugural match was on Saturday in Hyderabad against the Dhaka Warriors, and the MagicBricks.com Mumbai Champs inaugural match in Hyderabad is against the Chandigarh Lions is on today. With a head to head match between both two teams on Sunday 02 November.


Seek Easy with TimesJobs

October 24, 2008

Guess what everyone? Searching for relevant jobs on TimesJobs has just gotten a whole lot faster and easier!

Understanding the crunch of time you are facing, we have created Seek Easy, which will eliminate the need to enter multiple fields in lengthy search forms – in short, it decreases the time it will take you to fetch the right results.

All you need to do is type in the correct search terms in the search box and hit Enter and voila your search results will be right before your eyes!

We have made it even simpler for you by giving a few quick tips as to how to get the quickest and best results from the Seek Easy option. But for that, you will need to visit the feature itself ;).

But that’s still not all! With Seek Easy, our search engine automatically extracts the respective fields, keywords, location, years of experience, etc. and displays the most relevant results on top. Isn’t that simple? Try it out now and experience the ease of conducting searches with TimesJobs.

See you there!

Global meltdown hits hiring in India

October 8, 2008

Are there companies who are currently hiring? Are companies finding a way to endorse attrition by choice rather then necessity? Find out more in this article from Times of India:

The global financial meltdown claimed its first casualty in Los Angeles on Tuesday with a 45-year-old NRI killing five members of his family before taking his own life.

That’s an indicator of the turmoil that families are going through owing to economic hardship. In September alone, 169,000 people lost their jobs in the US. This is more than double the tally for the first eight months of the year, with the US economy losing an average of 75,000 jobs each month. 

Employment has diminished for nine consecutive months, eliminating 760,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s report. Over the last year, the unemployment rolls swelled by 2.2 million to 9.5 million.

On Friday, Goldman Sachs forecast that the jobless rate would reach 8% by the end of next year, the highest in 25 years. India has also started feeling the heat. Sandeep Chaudhary, business head at Hewitt Associates says the outlook for the next 12 to 18 months ranges from cautious to pessimistic as the ripple effect of the US financial crisis hits the country. 

“Going forward, the environment looks more difficult as the impact spirals from the financial services, IT/ITeS and export sectors to the manufacturing and consumer goods sectors”, agrees Naresh Malhan, MD, Manpower India. 

According to Malhan, mega projects and expansion plans are being reviewed, with the corporate sector now focused on managing costs and reducing borrowings. “We are just at the beginning of the problem
in India. I expect January to June 2009 to be the worst period. Early signs are emerging from the way budgets are now being designed, with hiring decisions only passed if the need is critical and travel either completely discouraged or downgraded to economy class only”, says Sunit Mehra, managing partner, Hunt Partners India. 

“The recent downturn is weighing on the minds of employers. They are not conducting widespread layoffs; yet, there is not much appetite to add staff either,” says Jeffrey A Joerres, chairman & CEO of Manpower Inc.

TimesJobs.com organizes Multi-Industry Job Fair in Delhi

October 3, 2008

TimesJobs.com organised a Multi-Industry Job Fair in Delhi at the College of Vocational Studies, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi on the 27 – 28 September. The job fair had recruiters ranging across sectors including ITeS, Services, Professional Education, and Others.

Participating companies, include the reputed names of IBM Daksh, Microsoft Learning, Wipro BPO, TATA AIG, YES Bank, and WNS.

With top notch companies using this opportunity to recruit candidates for all functions and levels, the TimesJobs.com Delhi Multi-Industry Job Fair witnessed a walk-in of over 4000 job-seekers.

The TimesJobs.com Multi-Industry job fair provided jobseekers and employers a platform to meet up for instant closures on candidatures, completing the entire process of job search from submitting resume to getting the offer letters in hand – all under one roof.