Bengaluru sees rise in demand for delivery jobs

Bengaluru sees rise in demand for delivery jobs

Job seeker interest in delivery jobs is twice as high as the number of available job postings for such roles, according to job site Indeed.

Among metro cities, Bengaluru sees the highest demand for such roles among job seekers, making up 14% of the national demand across India. However, the city sees only 4% of all such job postings in the country, demand outstripping available job openings by over 7 times.

New Delhi sees the maximum share of posting for delivery jobs with 12% of all such openings across India. Job seeker interest in these roles, however, is relatively low among the residents of the city, with only 6% of national demand for these profiles coming from New Delhi, Indeed said.

Other cities such as Hyderabad and Mumbai also see comparatively higher rates of demand for delivery job roles with respect to the number of available job openings.

With India being one of the fastest-growing internet economies in the world, and the internet services industry estimated to create 12 million new jobs in the country by 2022, the sector is poised to create employment across various levels, be it in terms of design and development roles, or in terms of opportunities for self employment, such as delivery personnel and drivers, as well as allied roles such as on-ground staff, logistics handlers, and so on.

While delivery job roles are traditionally considered ‘gigs’, part-time employment options or additional sources of income, an increasing number of educated youth are seeking this type of job given the dearth of suitable work opportunities for skilled labour, Indeed pointed out. With the average monthly salary for these roles being a little over Rs 14,000, young educated job seekers prefer this job to other avenues that often require intensive labour and pay poorly. 

Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said, “The job market is seeing greater numbers of part-time and flexible avenues of work, with a significant share of opportunities being created for employment in this manner. However, it is important to keep in mind that the gig economy may only benefit a highly skilled professional, who can offer their expertise while enjoying a flexible lifestyle; while jobs that require a lower level of skills such as delivery jobs often require putting in odd hours of work under stressful conditions.”