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Salary in certain sectors to reach pre-pandemic level by fiscal-end: TeamLease HRTech CEO

Sectors such as automobiles, hospitality, BPO, ITES, construction and real estate were the worst affected by the disruptions during the Covid-19, witnessing layoffs and huge salary cuts of up to 28 per cent during the pandemic

Source | | PTI

Salary level in certain sectors are expected to be restored to the pre-pandemic mark by the end of this financial year aided by the recovery in economic activities, according to TeamLease HRTech CEO Sumit Sabharwal said. Hit by the pandemic, organisations across sectors resorted to pay cuts and layoffs to reduce their labour costs, Sabharwal said.

“After analysis of data from our client base, we found that the workers in the formal sector witnessed a 3.6 per cent wage cut while informal workers experienced a much sharper fall at 22.6 per cent. The pandemic has shown us the importance of the format sector in the economy,” he noted.

He said, as normalcy returned and the economy gradually recovered companies began giving increments that helped in narrowing the salary gap to the 2019 level.

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