Demand for delivery jobs on rise: Report

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Nov 2018 09:59:05


Business Bureau,

EVEN as e-tailing giants are on a hiring spree on the onset of the festival season, a report on Wednesday said the demand for delivery jobs are much higher than the availability.
Job site Indeed in its report said there is a rise in hiring by ecommerce companies, particularly for temporary workers like delivery and warehousing personnel, to cope with the increased volume of sales in the festive season. Among metro cities, Bengaluru has the highest demand for such roles among job seekers, making up 14 per cent of the national demand across the country, according to the report.

However, the city saw only 4 per cent postings of such job, it added. Meanwhile, national capital New Delhi saw the maximum share of posting for delivery jobs, the highest in the country, but saw less interest from job seekers.
Other cities such as Hyderabad and Mumbai also saw comparatively higher demand for delivery job roles with respect to the number of available job openings.

With the average monthly salary for these roles being a little over Rs 14,000, the report said that young educated job seekers prefer this kind of work to other avenues that often require intensive labour and pay poorly.

Companies too, prefer talent that is trainable and readily deployable, it added. “The job market is seeing greater numbers of part-time and flexible avenues of work, with a significant share of opportunities being created for employment in this manner.

However, it is important to keep in mind that the gig economy may only benefit a highly skilled professional, who can offer their expertise.