The government will be launching a poster campaign from next week to increase awareness about the portal. For almost 12.6 lakh aspirants, the portal was their first experience of a job hunt.
Employment minister Gopal Rai said the number of those seeking employment on Rozgar Bazar on jobs.delhi.gov.in is less than the number of jobs available. “There are over nine lakh jobs available, while the number of applicants is 8.6 lakh,” said Rai, adding, “Till date, 22 lakh posts have been offered by employers on the portal.”
Most applicants on govt job portal from outside Delhi
Nearly 3.5 lakh entries were cancelled due to duplication, while there were also some fake opportunities listed.
Many of those who have registered on the portal seeking employment are from outside Delhi. An analysis of the portal revealed that more jobs were available than were sought, implying that the capital’s economy, battered by the Covid-19 lockdown, has a huge potential to bounce back. The government has allowed multiple sectors of the economy to open, and migrants who left the capital due to the uncertainty about economic activities are returning.
“Various industries are facing a workforce crunch because people left Delhi. At the same time, many people have lost their jobs,” pointed out Rai. “To synchronise and match these two needs, Delhi government launched jobs.delhi.gov.in. The Rozgar Bazaar has created a new model for the employment process during the pandemic.”
Saying that the Rozgar Bazaar had become as much a model as Delhi’s multi-approach fight against the coronavirus, the employment minister said the government was careful to keep a watch on what was being posted on the portal. It had formed a task force to analyse these posts, he said.
He added, “Till now, nearly 10 lakh vacancies were closed by employers, meaning they have been able to recruit the required people. But nearly nine lakh job vacancies are still open, and employers are looking for the right candidates.”
Aditya Birla Group, Flipkart, HDFC Bank, HDFC Life, Kotak Mahindra, Assam Tea, Shangri La Hotel, Reliance, G4S Security, Amba Embroidery and Amazon are among the top companies who advertised their need for people on the portal. “The most demanding job categories are those related to backoffice processing, data entry, customer support, teaching, sales, marketing, business accounting, warehousing, administration, front-office management, human resources, infotech, computer hardware and delivery,” the minister elaborated.
The Delhi government also appealed to the capital’s youth to register on the portal and requested people to aid those who had no access to the internet.
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