As India celebrated its first Covid-free festive season, the rising workforce had more reasons to celebrate as business operations across industries projected an increase in demand for the workforce, creating more job opportunities. This season (1st September 2022 – 27 October 2022), apna, India’s largest jobs platform & professional network recorded an uptick in demand for professionals with around 2 lakh job opportunities being created especially by the SMBs and MSMEs.
It also witnessed an increase in its employer base seeking the right talent for various job roles, a majority of these employers were small and medium-sized businesses in October’22 indicating an interest amongst professionals to look for better job opportunities during the festive season. In fact, during the festive season, on average 4000 jobs were posted every day. Cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, and Indore witnessed a massive increase in the employer base during the festive season of 2022.
Roles such as business development, telemarketing, and sales also witnessed a growing demand with metro cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Bengaluru leading the demand. Women’s participation in the workforce also increased during the season with around 28 lakh job applications, especially from cities such as Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kolkata. In fact, women applied for more jobs than men this time, especially for roles such as Telecalling / BPO / Telesales, Receptionist / Front Office / Help Desk Admin and Office Assistants.
The festive season is the time for Indian companies to hire professionals in order to maximize their business creating a pool of opportunities for professionals across the industry. The season’s data reflects how the Indian economy is getting back on track. Amongst 76 cities, apna observed an increase in demand for jobs from Metro cities Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata and Tier II cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Patna, and Ahmedabad.