Inside the decimation of India’s white collar jobs
- India’s white-collar workforce is down by 4.3 million since April 2020. Is a turnaround in sight?
- In April 2020, India had about 18.1 million white-collar workers. By April 2021, the number fell to 13.8 million. Also, entry-level workers and women may bear the brunt of the second wave.
NEW DELHI : A few days ago, an exasperated recruiter posted a short tutorial on the professional networking site LinkedIn on “how not to apply for a job". She had received a number of applications for an opening that her lifestyle magazine had advertised. And some jobseekers had pursued her tenaciously, writing her multiple emails and getting in touch even via social media platforms, on which work is rarely, if ever, discussed.
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