Mumbai, September9 2022,: Leading Indian jobs and professional networking platform apna.co, has experienced a surge in women users of its service, with more than 5.1 million active users.
It has recorded a 132 percent increase in the number of women users on the platform with a majority of them looking for remote working jobs. In fact, according to the platform’s data, there has been a 2X increase in women applying for remote working jobs during the last 8 months of the year.
More women have been looking for a remote job with lesser commute time being the primary motivator that can provide flexible working hours which allows them to support their household work/pursue alternate forms of income generation such as tuitions/creches from home.
A recent report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that a significant proportion of women usually reported their willingness to accept work if assignments were made available at their household premises. The ILO report also indicates that 34% of rural Indian women and 28% in urban areas were willing to accept work at home
The most in-demand work from home jobs include BPO jobs such as telecalling or telesales, computer, data entry operator, executive roles including business development, back office, admins, office assistant, academics jobs such as teachers, tutor, finance jobs like accounts/finance and marketing related roles
Not only has WFH been a popular trend in metro cities like Delhi-NCR, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, but cities such as Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Patna and Jaipur have also recorded the maximum applications for work from home jobs
This year, on apna.co there was a surge in employers looking for remote working candidates as well. Cities such as Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Lucknow recorded an increase in the number of WFH jobs being posted this year, clearly highlighting how remote work has penetrated deeper into Bharat.
Not only work from home, but there has also been a rise in women applying to unconventional job roles such as delivery partners, drivers, aircraft repair, and backend engineers amongst others
Says Manas Singh, Chief Business Officer, apna.co: “The flexibility and the convenience brought by remote working has the potential to inspire more professionals to join the workforce, further accelerating the economic engine of the country.