New Delhi: In the past two days, the mobile phone of Harpreet Singh Dua, CEO of Dua Capital Private Ltd, hasn’t stopped ringing. The number of missed calls on his phone are now a whopping 2,500.
Dua’s south Delhi-based firm, which deals in all kinds of financial products and is primarily a distributor of bonds, has a vacancy for two computer operators for a monthly salary of Rs 16,000 each. Dua has posted about these openings on Delhi government’s new job portal, jobs.delhi.gov.in. “The response is just huge and my phone is now connected to a charger or power bank 24×7 as I’m unable to receive all calls or reply to the messages,” he said.
Rozgar Bazaar was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers and help revive the economy. Till 6.50pm on Wednesday, 2,89,643 job seekers have registered on the portal and 6,766 recruiters have posted about more than one lakh openings under 32 categories.
Highest number of job seekers — 1,04,086 — want back office and data entry jobs. There are 41,990 others who are looking for customer care and telecaller jobs, while 26,211 IT, hardware and network engineers have also applied.
The largest number of openings, 1,17,576, are for sales, marketing and business development jobs, while it has 43,080 job seekers. The other top categories for job seekers include educational (46,474), accounts (37,830), human resources and office administration (31,989), warehouse and logistical support (30,805), reception (30,619) and delivery services (24,503).
Among the top categories of jobs available after sales, marketing and business development are customer care and telecalling (17,913), human resources and administration (9,548), driving (8,224), education (8,114), beauty parlours, spas and wellness activities (7,073), accountancy (6,107), peons (6,088), delivery services (4,885) and construction (4,358).
Job providers are, however, wondering how to select candidates. “We need an accountant and are willing to pay a salary of up to Rs 20,000 a month. I have received hundreds of calls and asked everyone to mail us their resume but choosing one person from so many is difficult,” said the owner of a Rohini-based firm.
“With the number of calls I am getting from those outside Delhi-NCR, I need to hire a person just to attend to calls,” said Vineet Agarwal, who needs 50 construction workers for a project in the capital. “There is a huge shortage of workers in Delhi-NCR and the response has been huge. The problem is workers with all levels of skill sets are calling constantly though our requirement is particular,” he said. “The initiative is good but employers should get more space to put specific requirements,” Agarwal pointed out.
Not everyone needs highly qualified workers or many of them. Hemant Singhal, a resident of Vashisht Park near Janakpuri, needs to add a floor to his house but can’t find skilled masons for the past four months. “A few who were available were asking for a fortune. After I posted on the portal, many skilled masons have called and they are willing to work according to my budget,” he added.