Applications from Women in Tier 2/3 Cities; reports apna.co Over 100 Applications Per Minute in Non-Metropolitan Areas; 1 Crore

National, 22 January 2024: As reported by apna.co, a leading jobs and professional networking platform, Bharat’s job market sees significant transformation in 2023, with Tier 2 cities dominating the employment landscape and fueling a surge in job applications across sectors. According to findings, this shift redefined the dynamics of the job industry, with over 100 applications received every minute from Tier 2 and 3 cities in 2023. Furthermore, every fourth job out of ten was specifically posted for opportunities in these emerging Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, underlining their growing importance in Bharat’s job market.

Tier 2 and 3 Cities Lead the Way in Salary Growth and Job Market Diversity

In a significant development, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities have witnessed a remarkable salary increase of 22%, outpacing the 15% average rise seen in metropolitan areas. This change signals a new era where these cities are competing on equal footing with larger metros, demonstrating that job opportunities and growth are no longer limited by location.

The job market in Tier 2 and 3 cities is not just growing in numbers, but also in the variety of roles and industries. There’s been an impressive tenfold increase in managerial job postings in fields like Sales Support, Enterprise Sales, Advertising, Real Estate, Inside Sales, Brand & Marketing, and E-Commerce. This diversity highlights the expanding range of career opportunities available.

Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO, apna.co, said, “Applications pouring in from women in Tier 2/3 cities, totaling 1 Crore, in Non-Metropolitan Areas, marks a seismic shift. The surge reflects the unstoppable rise of women in reshaping our workforce. This momentum is not just a statistic; it’s a loud declaration of women claiming their space in the professional arena. As we look ahead, this wave will only gain momentum, ushering in a future where women play an even more integral role in diverse sectors.”

Fostering entry-level talent and diversity in jobs

The job market is embracing freshers like never before, with 60% of job postings in Tier 2 and 3 cities specifically targeting those new to the workforce. This trend reflects an industry-wide openness to nurturing new talent, showcasing a significant commitment to fostering the next generation of professionals. With immense growth potential in these regions, employers are keenly focused on welcoming freshers, indicating a dynamic and inclusive approach to entry-level hiring.

In a remarkable surge, over 100 job applications per minute from women in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities signal a turning point in the workforce dynamics. Notably, 80% of these applications are for office-based roles, underlining the eagerness of women to engage in the workplace physically, refusing to let the option of working from home limit their career growth. This enthusiastic participation highlights a growing trend of women seeking financial independence and career advancement in diverse fields. Their preference for on-site roles demonstrates a commitment to professional development and a desire to be integral, active participants in the workforce.

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