There has been a sudden spike in demand for delivery personnel. In fact, data from Vahan, a startup that uses a WhatsApp-based app to provide jobs to delivery personnel, reveals that blue-collar jobs are in great demand, and has reached pre-COVID levels.
While blue-collar jobs had been deeply impacted by the lockdown, their demand has shot up in the food and grocery segment now in the unlock phase. In fact, the delivery sector is generating almost three lakh jobs every month.
About 70,000 blue-collar personnel have found jobs across the country, with more than four million people using the AI-based technology to find employment. The app requires job seekers to answer a few questions on whatsapp, schedule an interview and within 24 hours they land a suitable job. This is a win-win situation for both the employers and the job seekers. Currently, the app is benefitting job seekers and employers in more than 1,200 cities. It is successfully serving job seekers and employers from the logistics, warehousing, retail, hospitality and healthcare space.
Zomato, Amazon and Swiggy are amongst the known brands that are using the automated hiring system.
While the maximum jobs are available in the delivery segment, the manufacturing space comes in second, followed by ancillary and BPO jobs.
The automated hiring system seems to have been welcomed by employers and blue-collar job seekers with open arms. It aims to help 25,000 job seekers find jobs every month by the end of 2021.