New gigs in town
Outlook Money|October 2020
New gigs in town
The festive season is creating a surge of temporary jobs everywhere. It’s a gig economy, but it’s a start
Indrishka Bose

The headlines could send India into collective depression: they incessantly speak of job losses in millions. But the festival season will bring respite—even if temporary, it could get the economy out of its coma. For those able and willing, there’s a slew of new jobs for the taking in e-commerce, food tech, fintech, BFSI and retail. Yes, what’s in demand are job roles in delivery personnel and support functions, supply and warehouse management. But this may help impart a sanguine buzz to India’s ailing economy—like having a glass of cane juice on a hot summer day.

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October 2020