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Blue collar workers up demands as firms prep for festive season: Report

In 2022 an all-time high number of temporary jobs ranging from 5,00,000-5,50,000 is expected to be created during the festive season

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Blue collar workers are demanding companies give them better pay, healthcare and living facilities, squaring off with businesses preparing for the festival season starting October.

Companies are looking for ways to get temporary workers despite budgetary limitations, sometimes looking to hire from places 'hundreds of kilometers away' from the place of job, according to a report by Mint. The faceoff is reportedly pronounced in the consumer goods (FMCG), manufacturing and logistics sectors.

"Inflation has increased and that has impacted cost of living. Concerns over Covid-related health crisis play in their minds if they are in a new place. But

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 3:15 PM IST

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