NEW DELHI: Amidst all gloom of job losses, Indian Staffing Federation on Tuesday said that the staffing industry expects hiring to increase on sectors like IT, startups, telecom and BPO with substantial increase in flexi staffing in the IT sector.
“Despite the current layoffs and negativity in certain sectors, Indian jobs market seems to look positive in sectors like IT, Startups, Telecom and BPO and blue collar roles will gain prominence in these sectors,” Rituparna Chakraborty of ISF said at the 11th National Employment Conference of the apex flexi staffing body.
“With the current fall in jobs between April and December 2016 where India just created 2.31 lakhs jobs (according to government’s labor survey) these initiatives are most welcomed to streamline the roadmap for skilling and creating more employment opportunities,” ISF said at the event.
As per the recent report by Indian Staffing Federation only 15 major sectors drove the entire jobs market growth in just 11 states.
However, this is meagre as every year 12 million people are added to the country’s workforce and 5 million people look out of agriculture for new job opportunities. ISF estimates that at least 70 – 80 million jobs need to be created per year.
“Thus, the need of the hour is to welcome other forms of employment which will help make people employable including flexi staffing,” it said citing the example of IT industry where despite lay-offs flexi hiring is expected to grow 53% by 2018.
According to Chakraborty, the future of employment is not jobs but creating an ecosystem which enables our youth to create their own work.
“In the long run the narrative shall shift away from permanent jobs vs temporary jobs, formal jobs vs informal jobs to a job of dignity irrespective of the form of employment,” she added.