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Job applications of many Gen Z aspirants rejected or cancelled during second wave in India: Report

Source | | PTI

The pandemic has adversely affected careers and education plans of India’s youth and job applications of a significant number of Gen Z aspirants, those below 24 years, were rejected or cancelled during the second COVID wave, says a LinkedIn survey. On World Youth Skills Day 2021 on Thursday, LinkedIn launched the ‘Career Aspirations Gen Z India’ survey that captures the sentiment and outlook of Gen Z professionals in India towards jobs, internships, skilling, and networking opportunities.

LinkedIn commissioned research firm GfK to conduct the survey, which was done in June. It focuses on insights of 1,000 Gen Z students and professionals in the age group of 18 to 24 years.

As per the survey, 72 per cent students and 65 per cent Gen Z Indians were professionally impacted during the second wave of COVID.

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