There has been a sequential growth of 73% in the demand for blue and gray collar jobs in January-March 2022, with improved business activities leading to higher demand for labor in more sectors.
According to Quess Corp, the largest share of jobs for blue and gray collar talents come from BPOs or customer care, delivery, data entry or back office, field sales and retail or counter sales categories. These categories together account for over 80% of all vacancies. In the March quarter, the retail and BFSI sectors experienced a sharp upswing in business across the country. Likewise, most Tier II and III cities have seen a continuous improvement in cross-sectoral employment.
Geographically, Delhi with 15% and Bengaluru with 14% accounted for the largest share of these jobs with 29% of the total vacancies. Mumbai with 13%, Hyderabad with 8% and Pune with 7% are the other top three cities in India for blue and gray collar jobs.
The results are based on the activity that Quess Corp has seen on their new hiring platform called Qjobs, launched in November 2020 to help companies with blue and gray collar hires.
Sekhar Garisa, President (New Business and Strategy Manager), Quess Corp, said: “We have witnessed a remarkable growth in both the number of job seekers and job openings. It is also encouraging to see the demand in metro cities indicating that the shadow of The pandemic is behind us. “
There has been an equal mix of fresher 43% and experienced talents with 1-5 years of experience at 45% being hired. However, there are more male jobseekers with a share of 81%, which constitutes an overwhelming majority, whereas female jobseekers make up 19% of all applicants on the platform. On the education front, 57% of all job seekers are graduates and above, indicating better quality of blue and gray requirement talents in India.
Qjobs registered over two million vacancies in blue and gray collar in the quarter ending March. Job-seeking base at Qjobs also reached over 3.5 million in FY22 due to a 76% growth in job-seekers in the previous quarter.