Festive hiring to help create 4.5 lakh new jobs in October-December quarter


This October-December quarter is likely to create around 4.5 lakh job vacancies across the sectors like e-commerce, hospitality and retail. It is mainly because of a significant uptrend in demand from these sectors. There has been increase in number of hiring in the past few months. It is because of the festive season, the companies are in need of more and more employees to boost their businesses.

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The demand from customers’ side is very high during this festive season, especially in e-commerce, hospitality and retail industry. So the huge sale requires maximum number of employees to do the job. “The hiring is anticipated to be up by 5-15 per cent during the festive season. The job generation in Q3 is likely to be 3-4.5 lakh with majority demand from e-commerce, hospitality and retail industry,” Indian Staffing Federation Executive Director Suchita Dutta said.

There are a lot of online shopping websites and other websites have come up and during this festive season, they are offering numerous discounts and promotional offers. Customers are also getting attracted and shopping online. The rise in sale will obviously require on time delivery of goods and services. As a result, there is a need of manpower in all these sectors including logistics.

Though India celebrates festivals throughout the year, but October to December the festive celebration is at peak, starting with Dussehra, followed by Diwali and then Christmas and New Year. Consumer spending during these months increases significantly across various products and services and businesses need additional manpower.

The e-commerce companies are even hiring part time delivery boys and logistics people to give on time delivery to the customers. Customer service executives are also being hired by FMCD and FMCG companies. Retail industry is looking for sales associates on temporary rolls to cater to the demand.

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