Ever since COVID-19 hit India, the government had to impose nation-wide lockdown due to which many had lost their jobs, however the lockdown was lifted after the first wave but second wave of COVID-19 affected severly due to which lockdown has been imposed in many parts of the country. Natioal capital Delhi was one of the highly affected places which was hit by the second wave due to which strict lockdown, curfews were imposed, however, the positivity rate has gone way too down due to which the Arvind Kejriwal govt lifted curbs due to which the Delhi government’s online job portal established a record 75,000 connections between job seekers and employers in June, signifying a surge in people looking for employment as the national Capital opened economic activities after a strict seven-week long lockdown meant to curb the brutal second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Data shared by the government showed that in the month of June alone, the portal jobs.delhi.gov.in saw 1,000 new job seekers on an average every day. Accordingly, the number of avenues offered by employers also picked up in the same month with around 300 new jobs being posted on the portal on a daily basis, though the number of employment opportunities continues to be lower than the demand.
Between June 1 and 30, a total of 34,212 job seekers were registered and 9,522 new vacancies were posted. On an average, 2,500 connections were made every day between job seekers and employers – through WhatsApp, phone calls and direct application to the employers. In total, 75,000 connections were made between job-seekers and employers in June, a government spokesperson said.
On July 27, CM Arvind Kejriwal had launched the portal with the aim of helping those who had lost their jobs during the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25, 2020 with the aim of helping those who had lost their jobs during the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25, 2020 because of Covid-19 and also for boosting the national capital’s economy.
Manish Sisodia, Delhi Dy CM also said the portal, has helped many to get jobs or at least apply for different posts. The minister said that during the lockdown, the “Rojgar Bazaar” portal helped businesses hire for delivery and customer support. Now, during the unlocking process, we have witnessed a surge in sales and office jobs again.
Between July 27 and November 4 last year, the portal had more than 1.25 million job seekers, while at least 44,440 employers were registered on the portal and there were 826,603 job openings.