October 19, 2020

e-commerce: E-commerce, logistics companies convey again blue-collar jobs as firms put together for festive season

Bengaluru: Blue-collar job openings noticed an uptick in sectors like e-commerce and logistics, in line with HR consultancies which anticipate an extra spike to return about as firms put together to cater to the festive season demand. The vacant positions are largely throughout roles in warehouse administration, packaging, sorting, safety and supply, amongst others.

Staffing agency Teamlease mentioned it witnessed a 12-15% development in job openings for supply executives in Could in comparison with April, which has additional elevated by 18-20% in June. The rise in demand is particular to important providers and industries which have opened up after three months of the nation being below a strict lockdown to manage the unfold of Covid-19.

“There was a rise in hiring amongst e-grocers, supply and logistics gamers attributable to rising demand for these providers, which is a really constructive sign,” Sudeep Sen, Enterprise Head – Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering & Common Staffing at TeamLease Companies, informed ET. A key motive for the surge in demand for supply workers is the dearth of entry to malls and eating places, he mentioned.


This comes at a time when web firms together with Amazon, Grofers, Huge Basket and DealShare have already employed hundreds of blue-collar and gig employees previously month.

ET reported on July three that a few of these firms had been providing employees three-times their earlier salaries and a further 15% incentive in comparison with ranges earlier than the pandemic. They had been additionally being handed out flight tickets and had been being just about onboarded, consultants monitoring the area mentioned.

Festive season hirings have additionally begun, Sen mentioned. “We’ll see extra workforce, which is in any other case but to return to the metros, lastly transferring from close by districts to the metro cities and have interaction in employment.”

In line with HR agency Olx Folks, hiring for blue-collar and entry-level employees is anticipated to extend within the third quarter of the continued fiscal, forward of the festive season. The demand is more likely to be led by ecommerce and ITeS.

Job safety and well being advantages will decide acceptance of presents within the post-Covid-19 period and 50% employers are contemplating together with well being and social safety advantages for blue-collar and entry-level employees, the HR agency mentioned.


Blue-collar job, which noticed a dip in April, recorded a 108% leap in purposes and 36% development in availability in Could in comparison with April, in line with a report by job portal QuikrJobs.

The survey, which analysed job listings by recruiters and purposes by jobseekers on its platform, additionally witnessed a 48% enhance within the total fee of purposes per job. Roles in blue- and white-collar jobs that noticed a rise in demand from jobseekers embody knowledge entry or back-office profiles, supply executives, drivers, lecturers, advertising and gross sales executives.

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