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43% small businesses plan to hire women in the next 6 months: Survey

Covid-19 has caused 78% of small businesses in India to reduce their workforce in the last 8 months, according to the LocalCircles survey

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While the last 8 months of the Covid-19 pandemic have been tough in terms of new employment of women with small businesses, the 6-month outlook does look a bit better

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
About 43 per cent of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and startups plan to hire women in the next 6 months, according to a survey by community platform LocalCircles.

While the last 8 months of the Covid-19 pandemic have been tough in terms of new employment of women with small businesses, the 6-month outlook does look a bit better. 

LocalCricles said that growth is coming back in many sectors. Work-from-home has become a new normal for many of the technology-driven businesses and for white-collar jobs, even in traditional businesses. “This is likely to help more women find job opportunities in the

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First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 2:22 AM IST

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