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India’s logistics and IT segment witnessed highest hiring momentum in Q1 of FY22: Survey

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Jobs and professional networking platform apna. co in a recently conducted survey found that India logged the highest hiring momentum in logistics and IT in Q1 of 2022. 

After 2 years of the pandemic, Indians have given more than 3 crore interviews in the last three months, a 13.71% jump in comparison to the previous quarter (October-December 21), according to apna.co survey.

There was a 42% quarter over quarter (Q/Q) growth in India’s employee base too wherein the country noted a sudden boom in jobs. 

Sectors such as healthcare, delivery, and e-commerce were booming due to covid while other sectors had a fairly low employment rate.

The platform in the last three months, witnessed a massive 141 percent growth in new users, with the registration of 48 lakh new professionals on its platform who have been interviewing for various roles across industries. 46 percent of these new users preferred the vernacular interface over English to find job opportunities and build their professional networks. The company’s data reveals that 45 percent of its user base was seen interacting in communities and building their network.

  March logged in the maximum activity from both employers and professionals in the quarter gone by.

Northern India had an inclination towards telecallers, computer operators, and security guard roles, however people in the southern parts of the country preferred jobs roles like business development and logistics. 

In Eastern India users applied for delivery and sales, while professionals from the west were on the lookout for opportunities in the back office, finance, driver, and retail, the survey revealed adding that Telecaller, computer operators, and, back-office have consistently been our top categories in all regions.

apna. co’s survey also records the changing user interest in jobs across categories. For example, the survey found that user interest increased by 44 percent for business development, 39 percent for sales/fieldwork, 22 percent for delivery persons, 19 percent for back-office roles, 16 percent for computer operators, 14 percent for engineering (across functions) while 11 percent increase for human resources and cooks/chefs and bakers.

Roles such as ward helpers (60 percent), refrigerator technicians (57 percent), chemical engineers (35 percent), welders (32 percent), turner fitter (19.96), draftsmen (14 percent), etc witnessed an increase in applications in comparison to last quarter.

Even though 50 percent of the interviews took place in the top metros including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, Interviews in tier II cities have increased by 30% from the last quarter.

As per the survey, the trend for WFH jobs remains significant. In the last quarter apna.co noted a 2% increase in people applying for remote jobs.

In another motivating update, with a plethora of job opportunities this year, the demand for freshers also increased this year in comparison to the same time last year.

The analysis by apna. co also highlighted increased participation by women in the workforce this quarter as they applied for a variety of roles and gave more than 1 crore interviews, a 20% increase in comparison to last quarter. 

Apart from the traditional roles, women also applied for roles such as delivery person, security guards, drivers, chefs/bakers, IT support, civil engineers, fitness instructors, etc.

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