Tourism, Hotel Jobs Are Back! Searches Rise By 30%, But Still 50% Less Than 2019
Global Job Site Indeed Report
The data from major job sites revealed on the celebration of World Tourism Day on September 27 every year, that there is a rise in the demand for tourism jobs even with the pandemic.
The results in the report by global job site Indeed, reveals the searches by job seekers saw a 30 percent hike between May and August 2020.
This data suggests that jobs in hospitality and tourism are bouncing back in India.
Although job postings for tourism roles in September are slumped by 58%, compared to 69% in May 2020.
But the job searches for roles in hospitality and tourism rose by 30% between May and August 2020.
As we all know that the tourism industry was the worst-hit in the pandemic as seen by the decrease in the number of jobs posted.
In the tourism sector, the job postings decreased by 49% between March and August 2020, as compared to 2019.
But the job searches were also plunged by 45%, during this time.
A positive Vibe
With the easing of lockdown measures across the country, the searches for tourism jobs started to rise again in May 2020.
In turn, the searches by job seekers saw a 30% rise between May and August 2020, even with a drop of 21% in job postings during the same period.
With the rise in job search gives a positive vibe to the tourism industry.
Looking For A Job In Tourism Industry
“Despite the setback the hospitality industry has faced in light of the pandemic and its repercussions, it is heartening to see positive jobseeker sentiment towards these roles,” said Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India.
He said, “With one in every eight jobs in India related to tourism, directly or indirectly, the sector is a vital contributor to the nation’s economy,”.
“With the government’s measures to ensure both the safety of its people as well as the wellbeing of its economy, it is the ideal environment to take stock of the challenges that the sector sees and implement sustainable solutions that will boost tourism in the long run,” he added.