March 1, 2021

Sodexo companions with a number of firms for outplacement platform focused at hiring blue-collar employees out of jobs



Mumbai: Meals companies and facility administration agency Sodexo has partnered with a number of firms for its outplacement platform focused at hiring blue-collar employees who’re out of jobs.

Greater than 15,000 blue-collar vacancies have been posted on Sodexo India workforce platform up to now few weeks by firms in sectors reminiscent of ecommerce, fast paced shopper items, meals supply, masks makers and facility administration corporations.

“We now have received 2,000-plus purposes from job seekers in the previous couple of weeks and positioned over 400,” mentioned Pradeep Chavda, director – human assets – India at Sodexo. “The blue-collar workforce is probably the most impacted financially from the job perspective by the present disaster because of the Covid pandemic and this platform is aimed toward reaching out to such folks,” he mentioned.

Prime profiles on supply at over 50 places throughout the nation embrace loaders and packers, pickers, butchers, retailer assistants, godown and warehouse assistants, materials handlers, supply associates, want masters and information entry operators.

“The platform is a self-empowering one the place folks can attain out to us or apply for a emptiness even utilizing their smartphones. It additionally provides this part of the workforce, a lot of whom are within the unorganised sector, an opportunity to hitch established firms in organised sectors which have higher folks insurance policies,” mentioned Chavda.

Out of doors clothes maker WildCraft, which has began making masks and is searching for 20,000 folks in gross sales, has posted a number of of its positions on the platform.

“We now have been proactively partaking with giant employers for outplacement tie-ups to rent extra folks, making certain livelihood in these tough occasions,” Wildcraft India cofounder Gaurav Dublish mentioned. “To make sure Supermask is well accessible to each citizen, we’ve got ramped up our distribution … The Supermask might be accessible exterior hospitals, residential housing societies, retail and departmental shops, and many others., and we’d like about 20,000 extra folks to steer gross sales on the retail kiosks,” he mentioned.

“We’re doing this as a part of our Covid outplacement service and bringing our alternatives to individuals who might need misplaced their jobs,” mentioned BetterPlace cofounder and CEO Pravin Agarwala. The human capital administration firm for blue-collar workforce has posted almost 3,000 vacancies for positions in cities together with Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Ecommerce main Flipkart has a number of vacant positions for want masters, pickers, packers, sorters and materials handlers posted on the platform. Flipkart didn’t need to touch upon an ET question.