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 segment. 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.
Improved market sentiments reflected in increased consumer buying have played a vital role in reviving business activities, leading to a rise in demand for manpower in many sectors. Additionally, technological advancements have eased the entire frontline hiring enabling a far more solid talent discovery from across the country.
Launched in 2020 amidst the pandemic, Qjobs aided the underrepresented workforce segment in finding employment through its app-based platform, which has today close to reach 5 million jobseeker milestone.
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 jobseekers as well as job openings. Our milestone of 5 million job seekers enables us to serve our target clients with larger pool of qualified and verified job seekers. It is also encouraging to see demand up in metro cities indicating that the shadow of 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.”
The largest share of jobs for blue & grey collar talent comes from BPO/Customer Care, Delivery, Data Entry/Back Office, Field Sales, and Retail/Counter Sales categories. These categories together make up over 80% of all available vacancies. In Q4, Retail and BFSI sectors have seen a sharp rebound in business across the country. Likewise, most Tier-II and III cities have seen continuous recovery in hiring across sectors.
Geographically, Delhi (15%) and Bengaluru (14%) house the largest share of jobs with 29% of overall job vacancies on Qjobs. 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.
Qjobs sees an equitable mix of 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.