Unlock 1.0: White-collar Jobs For Freshers Gain Pace

Kolkata: White-collar jobs for freshers ticked up in June as Unlock 1.0 gathered pace, but demand for talent is down 30-60% from levels seen before the pandemic.

IT-software, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, Business Process Outsourcing/IT enabled Services, medical/healthcare and Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) are posting the maximum number of jobs for freshers with 0-2 years of experience.

Profiles most in demand include sales and marketing executives, data entry/back office, IT software engineer/developer and tele-callers.

Companies hiring freshers include Accenture, Amazon, Wipro, Muthoot Finance, Ernst & Young Global Business Services, Tech Mahindra, Mphasis, Paytm, Reliance Industries, WNS Global, HCL Technologies, Bajaj Capital, Simplilearn, Tesco, NTT, Microland, Dell and IBM India, according to job sites—Freshersworld.com, Indeed.com, and Naukri.com.

Freshersworld.com, a subsidiary of staffing firm TeamLease, currently has around 350,000 job openings for freshers.

Though down from an average 500,000 monthly, it marks a jump from March 25 to April 30, when hiring of freshers dropped to 150,000.

The 70% decline during the lockdown was unseen even during the peak of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Job vacancies are, however, up significantly from the March-April period, said Kaushik Banerjee, VP and business head at TeamLease and Freshersworld.

Source: The Economic Times

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