Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | Rica Bhattacharyya, ET Bureau
Mumbai: Demand for blue-collar and grey-collar workers is on the rise in India as companies in sectors such as logistics, construction, ecommerce, retail, real estate, healthcare, business process outsourcing (BPO), finance and banking, and manufacturing are ramping up their workforce to cater to increased demand with the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Data from Qjobs, a hiring solution for blue-collar jobs by Billion Careers, a Quess company, showed 39% year-on-year growth in the number of vacancies posted on the platform in February.
“This is owing to the revival of the blue-collar economy post-pandemic,” said Amit Nigam, CEO, Billion Careers. “The Indian economy is currently on a path towards recovery, with GDP growth rates projected at 6-6.8% in 2023-24… this growth is expected to generate more job opportunities for blue-collar (workers),” said Nigam. “There is a rise in demand for workers in industries like manufacturing, logistics and construction as a result of numerous businesses expanding their operations and opening new factories, warehouses and distribution centres across India.”