With the economy expanding from pre-Covid levels, the outlook for job recovery across sectors is becoming robust day by day. Amid the waning of the pandemic, a recent uptick in hiring demand has been observed in the blue and grey collar segments.
According to the latest findings by Qjobs, a leading blue and grey collar jobs platform, an impressive 73% increase in job vacancies has been witnessed in the fourth quarter as compared to the previous quarter of FY22.
The survey found that Delhi (15%) and Bengaluru(14%) together have the largest share of jobs as registered on the platform. In this respect, following Delhi and Bengaluru Mumbai (13%), Hyderabad (8%), and Pune (7%) followed by Delhi and Bengaluru are the top five cities in India for blue and grey collar jobs.
In terms of the experience quotient, the study saw a blended demand for freshers (43%) and experienced talent with 1-5 years of experience (45%). When it comes to gender representation, male job seekers (81%) form an overwhelming majority, whereas female job seekers make up 19% of all seekers on the platform. On the education front, 57% of all job seekers are graduates and above. This indicates a better quality of blue and grey collar talent in India which would help leading companies expand their footprints across the country.
Commenting on the findings, Sekhar Garisa, President – Emerging Businesses & Chief Strategy Officer, Quess Corp, said, “Since the launch of Qjobs, we have witnessed remarkable growth in both the number of job seekers as well as job openings. Our milestone of 5 million job seekers enables us to serve our target clients with a larger pool of qualified and verified job seekers. It is also encouraging to see demand up in metro cities indicating that the shadow of a pandemic is behind us. Moreover, it validates our efforts in creating a tech-led job and talent discovery process for all sections of the workforce, furthering our larger agenda of bringing more workers into the realm of formal employment.”