Kolkata, August 5 (Agency) As one of the first states that successfully recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic, West Bengal has also witnessed a positive increase in hiring for various job roles. According to apna.co, India’s leading jobs and professional networking platform, Kolkata recorded a significant growth in hiring activity by SMBs and MSMEs. With a mission of #AcceleratingKolkata, the city recorded more than 29,000 jobs posted by 7,000+ employers in the last 90 days alone. With over 4 lakh users from Kolkata on the platform, the top job categories in demand were telecallers/BPO, marketing, finance, sales, delivery partner etc. In fact, over the past three months, apna.co received over 16 lakh job applications from Kolkata for various job roles across industries.
The state has already started witnessing an upsurge in the number of employers partnering with apna to build their workforce. The city also witnessed a 07 per cent increase in its employer base from seeking the right talent for various job roles in the last three months; a majority of these employers were small and medium-sized businesses. At present, apna.co is the trusted partner of more than 12000 employers from West Bengal overall. Commenting on the growth, Manas Singh, Chief Business Officer, apna, said, “Kolkata has witnessed significant growth in the number of employers seeking to strengthen their workforce with the right talent. The positive trend signifies a steady recovery of job markets in the past three months, and we are confident that we will continue assisting small and medium businesses in their hiring requirements.”
As the recruiters posted maximum job applications for freshers, they also noted the requirement of some key skills like time management, communication skills, negotiation skills, etc in job seekers. Users registered on apna.co have also been upskilling themselves and building their professional networks across 70+ communities for skilled workers. apna users from Kolkata have been actively engaging in groups such as business, government exams, delivery partners, bakers/chef etc in the last 90 days to engage with their fellow job seekers and expand their professional network. The top recruiters in Kolkata include companies such as Shiva Consultancy Services, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tekpillar Services Pvt. Ltd, Reliance Nippon Life Insurance, Ever Staffing Service. Now, apna has become a default platform to source the right talent for their business growth. Apna.co is looking to expand further into the state in the coming months and ensure more hyperlocal job opportunities for its users. The platform is present across 74 cities in India, with more than 25 million users and 300,000+ employer partners.