The green economy is flourishing, with the country’s green industry expected to create 3.7 million new jobs by FY25. This is in addition to the current 18.5 million jobs, the Green Industry Outlook TeamLease Digital. The most sought-after green skills include expertise in renewable energy, environmental health safety, solar energy, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. The most in-demand roles are solar project managers, solar O&M technicians, wind energy engineers, biofuel process engineers, carbon analysts, sustainability consultants, PCB design engineers, e-waste managers, and hydrogen project managers.
Munira Loliwala, assistant vice president of strategy & growth at TeamLease Digital, says the waste management sector, including e-waste, is expected to see a 20% increase in job opportunities by FY25. Similarly, the wastewater management sector is projected to grow by 16% (in terms of jobs) during the same period. Renewables are expected to create 30% of the total job opportunities, followed by green construction at 18% and climate change at 15%. Companies across different sectors are hiring aggressively to meet the demands of the green economy. At Larsen & Toubro, where managing director SN Subrahmanyan is focusing on green business, around 37% of the revenue comes from this sector. As a result, the company’s hiring strategy will be aligned with its revenue contribution. C Jayakumar, the head of corporate human resources, confirmed this.
Source: Silicon India