Web portals report surge in search for teaching jobs

Hiring expert says a large number of regular teachers lost their occupation since March 2020

September 07, 2021 04:13 am | Updated November 22, 2021 09:36 pm IST - Bengaluru

Clicks for teaching and training-related jobs saw a 50% increase, while search for such jobs rose by 13% between July 2020 and July 2021, reported job portal ‘Indeed’.

Reflecting a similar trend, Apna.co said it witnessed a 70% surge in vacancies in the teaching/ training category since April 2021. According to Indeed, search for tutor jobs too increased significantly: by 78% last year.

Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales, Indeed India, said, “Teaching was one of the worst casualties of the pandemic. However, the increased demand for teacher jobs suggests that teachers pivoted and adapted themselves to new circumstances in record time to keep themselves relevant.”

Women applicants

Apna.co said job volumes on its platform have been increasing under the teaching and training categories since April this year. “We have seen a 70% growth in job postings on our app and we also saw a 10% increase in women applicants. Teaching jobs, with flexible options, are increasingly coming under the gig economy,” said Manas Singh, Chief Business Officer, at the portal.

The majority of teaching job clicks were from Kolkata and were followed by Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Also, the average monthly salary for all kinds of teaching jobs was ₹20,000 in the last year, according to Indeed.

‘Sense of uncertainty’

Analysing the demand-supply scenario in the country’s teaching job market, hiring expert and CEO of Human Capital, B.S. Murthy said vocational educators have lost their jobs and a large number of regular teachers also lost their occupation since March 2020.

“There is so much panic and a sense of uncertainty even among teachers who still have a job in hand. A large number of teachers who lost their jobs are now looking for a job or multiple flexible teaching, training and tutoring options. A tiny percentage of them are exploring jobs in edtech ventures which means quite a career change for them,” added Mr. Murthy.

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