The year 2014 saw companies in emerging sectors such as e-commerce becoming favourites among job seekers as freshers as well as middle-level and senior managers joined companies like Flipkart , Amazon, Olacabs and Zomato. Industry insiders say e-commerce companies are offering around Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh annual compensation coupled with other benefits that are way ahead of what jobs across other sectors offered. Start-ups flocked to campuses to recruit double the number of fresh graduates they did in 2013.

According to human resources consultancy Randstad India, hiring in the e-commerce sector is likely to rise by 20-30 per cent in next few years on the back of entry of domestic online start-ups and e-commerce multinationals into India, as also because of setting up of back-office operations for various global businesses.

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