India, 22 Feb 2022 – Job opportunities for Indian workers continue to rise despite the third wave of Covid 19. By the mid of February, jobs posted on the leading global jobs portal Indeed in India were up 43.7% from their level on February 1, 2020, almost two years after the pandemic’s onset.
India job postings have exceeded pre-COVID levels since September 2021.
Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales for Indeed India noted that “We have seen demand for talent rise across almost every occupational category, although to a much greater extent in some occupations than in others. Workers in India have greater choice and might get more bargaining power than before the pandemic. This may lead to more positive outcomes for employees in terms of higher compensation and workplace benefits.”
Demand for jobs was highest in Engineering roles, up 46% since the past year. The next strongest was the Finance sector (+40%), Driver & Food delivery roles (+2.3%), software jobs (+19%). These categories experienced postings growth that exceeded the national average throughout last year in the pandemic.
Strong demand in some of these occupations, mainly engineering, software jobs and Driver & Food delivery are reflective of the growing demand for skills in these areas.
Indeed reported slower growth in sectors such as sanitation, education and real estate. On the whole, hiring has been consistent with strong employment growth.
Percentage of job postings containing remote terms went up to 8.4% showing demand for continuing interest for roles that are remote.