Indian logistics company holds mega walk-in drive for jobs to boost the distressed market
New Delhi/IBNS: At a time when the pandemic induced financial crisis and job loss are a recurring theme, Gxpress, an Indian logistics company, has dared to walk in the opposite direction.
They recently organised a recruitment initiative by conducting a mega walk-in drive for jobs.
COVID-19 pandemic has caused direct or indirect effects on every industry, and the logistics industry has not been any different.
According to the Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC), due to coronavirus lockdown, the logistics sector lost nearly Rs 50,000 crore.
However, according to industry experts, with the government allowing movement of both essential and non-essential goods, the logistics sector in India is looking at mounting losses but also on the verge of new opportunities.
According to an assessment by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the logistics sector has emerged as the top employment-generating sectors in India in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Recently, Global Consultants reported that around 122 million people lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic in India, and 40 per cent of those were from blue-collar jobs.
To address this problem and to help revive the economy, Gxpress conducted a mega walk-in drive where they offered jobs to skilled workers who were either jobless or left without a job because of the economic slowdown and businesses shutting down in the wake of the pandemic crisis.
Gxpress launched a platform for assessment and hiring of the available skilled workforce and to bridge the gap between demand and supply of workforce.
The main jobs were given in courier delivery, warehouse associate, machine operator, warehouse executive, data analyst, technology officer and packers.
Gxpress, according to their release, did not go for lay-offs or salary-cuts during the peak COVID-19 crisis.
Said Praveen Vashistha, Founder and Director of Gxpress, many who work in the logistics industry were severely affected by lockdown.
“Many of them lost their jobs due to economic slowdown and companies getting shut. At this crucial time, we all need to stand up and take these initiatives to provide more and more job opportunities to our local workforce,” he said.
Gxpress, founded in 2016, is a full service global logistics company that offers the entire suite of logistics services: delivery, warehousing, distribution, labelling, retail management etc.