Start-ups are likely to create as many as three lakh new employment opportunities in the next few years while 80 per cent of job-seekers are opting for such ventures, which are already attracting funds from investors. According to HR experts, the start-ups employed about 50,000 to 60,000 people in the last year itself and the hiring outlook looks positive across sectors in the near term. Research conducted by HR consultants also showed that a vast majority of up to 80 per cent job aspirants prefer jobs at start-ups, as compared to already established companies.

Echoing sentiments, HR services firm Randstad India CEO Moorthy K Uppaluri said that "in the last two years, we have seen a consistent increase in candidates preferring start-ups over other established firms and this trend is likely to grow".

"Although predominantly start-ups are found in technology related fields such as e-commerce, cloud computing and data analytics, in the recent times, many non-tech start-ups are emerging across sectors like education, microfinance, agro-based products and corporate consulting," Moorthy said.

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