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Number of Indian workers requiring digital skills set to rise by 27.3 million over next year: Report

About 95 per cent of workers surveyed in India acknowledged that they require more digital skills -- the ability and knowledge to apply digital technologies for tasks in the workplace -- in order to cope with changes in their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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New Delhi: The number of Indian workers requiring digital skills for their jobs is set to rise by 27.3 million, representing seven per cent of India’s workforce, over the next year, according to a report. Amazon Web Services (AWS), an company, released findings from a new research report that revealed digital skills training needs have become more pronounced amid the pandemic.

“…over the next year, the number of India workers requiring digital skills for their jobs is projected to increase by 27.3 million, representing 7 per cent of India’s workforce,” according to the report.

That said, only 45 per cent of employers in India have a training plan in place, which could affect their competitiveness in areas such as productivity, innovation and employee retention.

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