Overall Hiring Has Reached Pre-Pandemic Proportions: Indeed

According to Indeed statistics, recruiting activity in India has returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in months.

The overall hiring activity in India has touched the pre-pandemic level and going ahead consumption economy will play an important role in driving job growth further, according to a report by job site Indeed. According to Indeed data, for the first time in months, hiring activity in India is at a pre-pandemic baseline (February 2020 level).

Job postings for IT tech software roles saw a 19 per cent increase between July 2020 and July 2021 as an expected outcome of the pandemic-induced digitisation. Moreover, job postings for other IT job roles such as project head, engineer, also saw an increase of 8-16 per cent.

The easing of lockdown restrictions and the consequent reopening of spaces sharpened the focus on hygiene and sanitization and the demand for housekeepers, caretakers, and cleaners had grown by 60 per cent between July 2020 and July 2021, the report said.

The number of job roles in the food and retail sectors, too, witnessed an increase (52 per cent and 39 per cent respectively) in the same period, while the demand for roles in HR and finance grew by 27 per cent each. However, there was a decline in job seekers' interest for roles in industries or functions like aviation (-) 25 per cent, media (-) 19 per cent, accounting (-) 8 per cent, customer relations (-) 7 per cent, and admin (-) 6 per cent, as was evident from the difference in the number of clicks on Indeed between July 2020 and July 2021, as per the report.


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