Business Insider India accordingA survey conducted by Indeed, NASSCOM and AON in November 2022 revealed that post the pandemic, companies have started considering hiring gig workers for a period of 12 months or more. In addition, it has also been reported that the share of Indian tech companies hiring gig workers has also increased from 57% in 2020 to 65% in 2022.
Let us tell you that NITI Aayog according, the gig workforce is expected to grow to 23.5 million (2.35 crore) employees by 2029-30. The report further states that in some cases gig workers are also being made permanent. In fact, a total of 53% of employees have decided to convert their gig workers into full-time employees, says the Future of Workforce: Decoding Gig Workforce 2.0 report.
The Indeed report says that in terms of job roles, the door delivery category is seeing the most gig hiring, with a 22% share for food and 26% for other deliveries. In addition, 16% of the surveyed employers hire gig workers for domestic/vehicle repair and maintenance and for cab/two-wheeler driving. hiring10% are hired for cleaning and 7% for personal care service.
However, the study also shows that the biggest barrier for gig workers is lack of access to job information (62%). At the same time, not knowing English (32%) and local language (10%) are also among the major barriers for workers.
As we mentioned, gig workers are freelancers or contractors who work independently We do. Companies hire them on a project basis, hourly or part-time basis.