About 6 lakh new flexi-staffing jobs are likely to be created in India this year, the highest so far, with salaries set to increase by as much as 20%, driven by a boom in ecommerce, retailing and manufacturing, according to estimates by placement companies.
Staffing companies such as ManpowerGroup, Randstad and Adecco, too, are betting on huge growth this year. Demand is seen driven by ecommerce, retail, IT, FMCG, banking, financial services & insurance (BFSI) and healthcare companies. With the government's thrust on manufacturing, the sector is expected to add to demand for temporary workers.
"This year, we are looking at a robust growth of 25 to 30% in the demand for temporary workers, triggered by sectors like IT, ecommerce/retail, FMCG, healthcare and BFSI," saidMoorthy K Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India. ManpowerGroup is targeting placement of over 45,000 temporary workers this year, up from 37,000 in 2014.