Most blue-collar jobs go to freshmen with technical skills: Quess report

  • From March 2022 to March 2023, about 82.84% of workers had 0-3 years of work experience.
  • The most requested blue collar jobs are in safety, where employers expect them to have social skills.
  • Employers also prefer to invest in freshmen with technical skills needed in an automated world.

The market for blue-collar jobs is growing steadily. In particular, demand for security jobs has tripled in the past year, growing 219% year-over-year in March 2023, according to a report from Quess Corp.

“The significant increase in demand for security services among workers highlights the critical need to maintain a safe workplace. Employers are now looking for security guards who are friendly, approachable and skilled in conflict resolution to ensure the well-being of their employees,” said the report from Qjobs, a subsidiary of Quess Corp, a digital job platform for workers. seekers.

The other blue-collar job openings that grew at a healthy 61.7% year over year are administrative and human resources positions in various industries.

“Despite the changing economic climate, there is an increasing demand for workers, especially in HR/admin and security roles. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, with more companies realizing the importance of investing in talent management and securing the workspace to improve their overall business performance,” said Amit Nigam, CEO of Billion Careers.

India’s general job openings for workers also showed a positive trend with an increase of 7% over the same period. Apart from government initiatives, rapid urbanization, infrastructure development, a growing middle class and the rise of e-commerce are driving the growth of blue-collar jobs.

“In addition, India’s investment in infrastructure development, including construction of highways, airports and ports, is expected to create a plethora of blue-collar jobs in the transportation, logistics and construction sectors,” said Nigam.

Freshers make up a large proportion of new hires

From March 2022 to March 2023, about 82.8% of workers had 0-3 years of work experience, while those with seven or more years of experience accounted for only 0.15% of hires.

“In addition, some employers see freshmen as a long-term investment in their future workforce, recognizing the benefits of tech-savvy individuals in an increasingly computerized world,” the report said.

Similarly, skilled workers with social skills are preferred for positions such as event supervisors and ground security personnel.

There was also a remarkable 33% year-over-year growth in the counter and retail category. This growth is likely attributed to increased demand for goods and services, as well as overall economic growth.

In addition, the field service job category experienced a significant year-over-year increase of 24.7%, and the business development job category also saw a 20.6% increase in year-over-year growth.

Women make up only about 16% of the working-class workforce

Despite efforts to achieve gender equality, men still dominate India’s labor industry, with a significant share of 84.26% of the workforce as of March 2023, the data shows.

Conversely, women make up only 15.74% of the workforce due to various factors such as unequal opportunities for skills development and career advancement.

It is crucial for government and businesses to take steps to encourage women’s participation in non-traditional jobs, ensure fair pay for their work, and implement policies to ensure a safe and welcoming work environment for them , the report said.

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