New Delhi, Sept. 10 -- India is placed fourth on the strongest sentiment for hiring in the fourth quarter of 2019, just behind the US and trailing Japan and Taiwan, according to ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook survey released today. Japan tops the league with 26% of those surveyed being bullish on hiring, followed by Taiwan at 21%, the US at 20% and India at 19%.

As per the survey that covered 5,131 employers in India, 19% of employers anticipate an actual rise in their staff count, while as much as 52% see it unchanged and 28% are unsure about adding to their existing strength.

Sectors expected to drive the fourth-quarter job market include public administration and education, wholesale and retail trade and services.

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