IT engineer’s demand go down in marriage market

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: ITengineers, once hot property in the marriage market, are no longer such a prize catch, going by matrimonial website trends and even traditional matchmakers.

A number of factors have contributed to this — uncertainty and layoffs in the IT sector; the threat of automation potentially affecting more jobs; and increased protectionist sentiment in the US under Donald Trump. That means Indian companies are hiring more people in the US, as opposed to sending over

engineers from back home. Software professionals have clearly lost much of their cachet, especially when it comes to arranged marriages

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