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High festive demand pushes up demand for gig and temp workers: Report

Over 400,000 gig and temporary workers were reportedly hired to meet the high demand during this year's festive season

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Over 400,000 gig and temporary workers were hired to serve the high festive demand in 2022 as India celebrated Diwali without lockdown restrictions after two years. According to a report in Mint, the hirings were led by logistics, e-commerce and food tech platforms. 

“This festive season, hiring has beaten all previous records. This time, the festivals are clubbed together, so that brings with it more recruitment. Pre-pandemic, during the festive season, about 200,000 would get hired. Now, with gig workforce and organized temp staffing, the numbers can cross 400,000," Lohit Bhatia, president of the Indian Staffing Federation, an apex body authorized

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First Published: Oct 26 2022 | 12:18 PM IST

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