Blue-collar Jobs On The Path To Recovery; Delivery, Healthcare To Surpass Pre-covid Levels

Kolkata: Blue-collar jobs are on a firm upward trajectory after a steep 80% plunge in the quarter ended June, driven by a combination of factors including a need to rebuild the support system for essential goods, diminishing fear around Covid-19, need for earnings and continuity of business, and better infrastructure facilities to fight the pandemic.

Betterplace, one of the largest human capital management platforms for blue-collar workforce, estimates that 1.4 million jobs will be created in calendar 2020, about 70% of the demand levels of 2019.

Blue-collar jobs in delivery and healthcare are expected to end the year surpassing pre-Covid numbers, while facilities, security, ITeS and retail will reach up to 90% of pre-Covid levels, according to the Blue Collar Jobs Report 2020, shared exclusively with ET by Betterplace.

The report is based on a survey of eight million people working with 1,000-plus organisations. It covers delivery, driver, facility, security, retail and others but excludes manufacturing and construction.

Source: The Economic Times

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