21 lakh jobs in the offing as these sectors lead blue-collar revolution

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Updated: March 14, 2019 6:11:07 PM

The job creation is expected on the back of migration beginning to happen from traditional blue-collar jobs such as IFM, security etc., to gig-based jobs as a result of increased flexibility, higher salaries with attractive incentive structures and higher take home due to minimal deductions.

Out of the 21 lakh job opportunities forecasted for coming 12 months, 14 lakh are expected to come up in the gig economy.

Amid the government’s claim around the advantage India has of demographic dividend on one hand and the rising debate of India’s alleged unemployment crisis on the other, at least India’s blue collar workforce can look forward to a better year ahead. The country is expected to generate 21 lakh new blue collar jobs in the coming 12 months even as more than 8 lakh jobs are likely to come up in the logistics sector, said a report by BetterPlace — technology platform that manages the lifecycle of blue-collar employees of various businesses.

Moreover, out of the 21 lakh job opportunities forecasted for coming 12 months, 14 lakh are expected to come up in the gig economy.

“The report indicates that there is migration beginning to happen from traditional blue-collar jobs such as IFM, security etc., to gig-based jobs as a result of increased flexibility, higher salaries with attractive incentive structures and higher take home due to minimal deductions,” BetterPlace said in a statement.

In addition to logistics, around 6 lakh jobs are hoped to be generated in on-demand or similar businesses that are driver-linked. Further, around 3.5 lakh vacancies are expected to be created in for security guards.

“The data for this report, which has been collected from over 11 lakh profiles over the past year points to migration trends – where are they coming from? Where are they going for seeking jobs and how salaries have been steadily increasing,” said Pravin Agarwala, Co-founder CEO, BetterPlace.

Maharashtra is likely to take the lead in job generation with more than 4 lakh jobs followed by Karnataka with over 3 lakh jobs in the blue collar vertical.

Here are some other interesting findings from the report:

Southern states — Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala, Telangana — will generate 40 per cent of the blue collar jobs in India.

Among tier I cities, Bengaluru is the largest job creator with close to 2.35 lakh jobs closely followed by Delhi at 2.25 lakh jobs approximately. Kolkata scores the lowest with close to 24,000 blue collar jobs but growing well year-on-year.

Hyderabad and Chennai fast emerging as jobs centres with 54,052 and 93,222 blue collar jobs respectively.

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