100x surge in female gig workforce in India: Report

100x surge in female gig workforce in India : Report

Data reveals a surge of 100x in female gig workforce participation

75% of this surge is concentrated in major urban centres like Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi

Women strategically leverage gig opportunities, with applications spiking by up to 50% during festival seasons

Female gig workers witnessed an average 30% income boost, with 60% returning to the platform for new opportunities within three months

Gigin, India’s leading tech platform connecting informal workers to employers’ recent report reveals influx of 100X in the number of female participants in India compared to previous years.

The findings show that roles such as housemaids, HR and recruitment specialists, production worker assistants, customer service representatives, data entry clerks, and retail salespeople have experienced an over 300% rise in applications from women candidates. 75% of the increase in female gig workers is observed in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi.

Interestingly, the Report finds spikes in applications during festival seasons, with increases of up to 50% in certain roles, indicating that women strategically leverage gig opportunities to supplement their incomes during peak periods. Perhaps most significantly, households participating in the gig economy through have experienced an average income boost of 30%, substantially impacting economic stability and financial empowerment.

Notably, 60% of female gig workers return for new opportunities within three months, underlining the high levels of satisfaction and engagement fostered by the company’s services.

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Surinder Bhagat, Founder & CEO, said, “We envision a future where economic empowerment and gender parity are the norm rather than the exception. Therefore, the increase in women’s participation in the Gig economy is an exciting trend for us. This is reshaping societal norms, empowering communities, and propelling India towards a more equitable future where gender is no longer a barrier to success.”

The company’s data aligns with national trends identified by other credible bodies. A recent study by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) indicates a 35% overall rise in the female gig workforce across India. Furthermore, the Indian Labour Organization (ILO) has underscored the importance of this shift in challenging traditional gender roles.

Mahesh Kumar, Co-Founder and CPTO added, “The surging number of women embracing gig work through our platform is a testament to the power of equal access and opportunity. This shift clearly shows the unwavering determination and resilience of India’s female workforce, poised to redefine the future of labor in our nation.”

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