Electronics Industry Witnesses 154% Growth In Hiring and Skilling ! 🛵

According to research conducted by Quess Corp, the electronics industry in India has, in recent times, experienced sharp growth in both hiring and skilling initiatives. Comparing hiring statistics from March 2024 to March 2023 reveals a remarkable 154 per cent growth in overall hiring within the electronics industry.

The research also showed that the Telecom domain tops hiring demand within the electronics industry, accounting for 64 per cent of hiring, closely followed by lighting and automotive sectors. In terms of geography, Tamil Nadu leads the states with a significant 33 per cent share of electronics hiring demand, followed by Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana.

The electronics industry also witnessed a significant deployment of women in various roles, particularly in electronics manufacturing. The rise in employment has been particularly noticeable in mobile manufacturing, with subsequent growth observed in the retail and services sectors. Women constitute 78 per cent of the industry’s workforce, reflecting a significant shift towards gender diversity and inclusion.

They are increasingly employed as Operators, Quality Assurance professionals, and in testing roles, with some companies achieving up to 80 per cent female representation. These roles typically offer monthly salaries ranging from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 18,000. Moreover, companies provide dormitory accommodations with enhanced security measures and health monitoring to support their well-being and safety. Comprehensive safety measures, including Mediclaim and accidental insurance coverage, are also being extended to women in these roles.

The surge in women’s employment within electronics manufacturing can be attributed to several factors. The nature of the work, which often involves intricate assembly and precise handling of small parts, complements women’s skill in dexterity and attention to detail. Additionally, women demonstrate a strong ability to learn quickly and adapt, enabling them to thrive in fast-paced production settings.

Moreover, research, like Quess’ New Collar Generation report, indicates that women prioritize factors beyond pay, with 63 per cent of women in informal employment being ‘very likely’ to trade a higher salary for health benefits and a formal work agreement. This aligns with the efforts of many electronics manufacturers to cultivate a positive workplace culture that emphasizes safety, support, and opportunities for skill development, factors which hold greater value for many female employees.

In terms of job roles within the electronics industry, the research showed that several key roles are in high demand, such as Electronic Engineers, Instrumental Engineers, and Electronic Design Engineers. The average salaries for these roles range from Rs.18,000 PM to Rs.32,000 per month, while the roles typically deploy individuals aged between 18 and 30 years, reflecting the industry’s emphasis on young talent.

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