Job creation bounces back post-COVID-19
COVID-19 induced lockdowns disrupted many functions across sectors, leading many companies to resort to pay cuts or even downsizing teams. However, more than a year on, the organised sector seems to have recovered from its bout of unemployment.
As per the payroll data from Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the statutory body operating under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, the country is now seeing a growing trend of a strong post-COVID-19 recovery in the jobs market.
In April-June 2021, the country saw over 1.28 million net payroll additions — the highest in the last 27 months after over 1.21 million additions in September last year.
The latest quarter’s comparison to the same period of 2019 highlights an absolute increase of 111.5 percent, compared to 1.43 million new employees’ addition during April-June 2019. The maximum of the new employees — at 1.44 million — were added in the 18-25 years age group during April-June 2021, up 44.2 percent compared to nearly a million added during April-June 2019.
This trend is reflective of the hiring frenzy in India's startup ecosystem.
As of August 2021, there were over 70,000 active openings for the top six skills: full-stack engineers, data analysts, front-end developers, SRE/DevOps, data scientists, and backend engineers. Collectively, these contribute 30 percent to job openings in the IT sector.
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