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Bengaluru: As e-commerce players earn big this festival season, India has seen an 11.8% decline in retail sector jobs from August 2021 to August this year, report says published on Friday.

Indians seeking retail jobs are seeing a decline during the pandemic and beyond, and retail jobs have seen an overall decline of 5.50% over the past three years.

Although retail jobs grew by 27.70% in 2020-21, they fell again last year.

Much of that could be down to last year’s lockdowns and the work-from-home set up where people opted to shop online during the festivities, according to findings from major job site Indeed.

“The festive months in India are usually a time when we see an increase in seasonal jobs to meet the growing demand. Even though the percentage increase in jobs was not comparable to last year, it doesn’t mean a substantial number of jobs haven’t been created,” said Sashi Kumar, head of sales for Indeed India.

“Over 39.6% of new jobs have been created. We are seeing a gap with last year given the ongoing global recessions, possible inflations and the cautious nature of hiring currently,” he said. declared.

As job growth slows in retail, employer demand for workers remains strong in other verticals and job openings were 62% higher than their pre-war baseline. pandemic (end of September).

Bengaluru holds the largest share of retail jobs nationwide, with 12.26% of all retail jobs in the city, followed by Mumbai at 8.2%.

At 6.29%, job seekers in Chennai accounted for the lion’s share of clicks for delivery jobs in India, according to the report.

Delivery jobs have also seen the highest demand in Bangalore, with 5.5% of all delivery jobs in the country generated in the city, according to the report.

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