200,000 job openings posted in the last four weeks — and 80,000 of them are entry level positions

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200,000 job openings posted in the last four weeks — and 80,000 of them are entry level positions
  • According to an ET report, as many as 200,000 job openings have been advertised across job platforms like LinkedIn over the last one month.
  • Ecommerce and edtech platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Byju’s and Grofers are hiring across verticals including backend development roles and digital operations.
  • As per data by staffing firm Xpheno, nine in ten jobs are offering full time roles while the rest are part time and contractual.
  • As much as 79% of the total job openings are in the IT and ITeS domain and most of the roles are those of software engineers, programmers, full-stack developers and sales and marketing.
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The Coronavirus crisis has hit appraisals, salaries and jobs. But the market is still hiring. According to an ET report, as many as 200,000 job openings have been advertised across job platforms like LinkedIn over the last one month.

In fact, one in four job vacancies was posted last week.

Looks like companies in India are still looking for candidates despite the downturn, so as to rebound stronger. Ecommerce and edtech platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Byju’s and Grofers are hiring across verticals including backend development roles and digital operations.

As per the data by staffing firm Xpheno, nine in ten jobs are offering full time roles while the rest are part time and contractual. This is across levels but most of them are for entry-level positions. That accounts for at least 80,000 fresher jobs.

The IT sector is also set to gain as most of India today is working from home, given the pandemic. As much as 79% of the total job openings are in the IT and ITeS domain and most of the roles are those of software engineers, programmers, full-stack developers and sales and marketing.

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This may be because productivity is not being negatively impacted despite shutdown. “More companies are asking their employees to work from home, believing that productivity won’t get affected — which means that this is the future of work and interaction where the companies no longer need to assemble people in places,” entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala said.

On the other hand, e-commerce and BFSI account for 15% of the jobs. BigBasket and Grofers are also hiring over 15,000 employees to address the surge in demand.This is as the sectors that are focussed on delivery of essential goods and services are witnessing a positive hiring trend.

“Consumers will become further warmed up to the concept of online buying. Consumer demand has increased by an average of 50%. On our platform, we are witnessing a 50% spike in daily average orders. In fact, our business has also grown by 60%,” Sourjyendu Medda, CBO and Founder of DealShare, which is providing essential services to Tier II and Tier III cities, told Business Insider.

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