Job posting in Indian travel industry witnessed 28% boost in last three months
The food/ travel/ hotel industry has close to 1,000 plus active openings per month
Hirect, a chat-based direct hiring platform, recently rolled out its quarterly job index report on the basis of a sample size of over 1,200. In its quarterly job index report, Hirect releases trends and insights across various industries and cities on the hiring industry. The report has suggested that the number of job postings has increased by 28 per cent in the last 3 months. It seems that the reason behind the growth is the re-emergence of travel and tourism in India. Having said that September 27 is World Tourism Day and Hirect India has gathered some hiring data related to the industry.
The travel and tourism industry was one of the most severely affected sectors by the pandemic in the country. During that time, employees in the travel and tourism sector experienced job loss and salary reductions. Currently, the industry is on the path to revival and has seen a positive intent of hiring, which is indicated by the 16 per cent growth in the new jobs registered in Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. The shift may be attributed to the resurgence of "revenge travel" and "staycations".
Other notable hiring trends in the travel and tourism sectors include:
- The city-specific trends for the industry indicate that Delhi has around 22 per cent weightage, Bangalore 11 per cent, and Mumbai, Noida, and Gurgaon have 8 per cent weight each in total active jobs in the Tourism industry
- In terms of experience, top management roles accounted for the highest demand share in travel and tourism across experience levels
- The food/ travel/ hotel industry has close to 1,000 plus active openings per month
- 75 per cent of registered jobs are from the following categories in Q2: Travel Agent, Tourist and Tourism Consultant and Visa Agents
- Moreover, it was found that there was a tremendous surge in freshers/entry-level positions (0-3 years)
- The active jobs have seen an overall 28 per cent increase from the month of June to August, with an 8 per cent Month-on-Month growth
Talking about the report, Raj Das, Global Co-Founder and CEO of Hirect India, said, "Our goal behind sharing insights from the hiring industry is to equip the recruiters and job seekers with the most recent trends and help in making an informed decision. The Indian travel and tourism industry has made significant strides in 2022, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. It is heartening to note that the Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism have implemented several measures to bolster the country's tourism sector for a healthy growth trajectory. The measures have helped boost employment in India's hospitality and travel sectors alike, allowing employers to gain momentum in this space. Now it would be interesting to see how the trends of tourism industry shape in the coming quarters.”
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