MUMBAI, JUNE 8, 2021
Global online higher education provider upGrad on Tuesday said it will onboard 1,000 employees in the next three months in India from more than 100 campuses, including Metros and Tier-II and III cities, as the pandemic hits the job market in the country.
The opportunities are available across departments like learning experience, delivery, marketing and programme, along with sales which will remain predominant.
The edtech leader said that it will also hire people from its own learners’ talent pool through its subsidiary upGrad Rekrut, which is a recruitment and staffing solutions firm.
According to the company, the fresh sales recruits will work out of the specially-created ‘Temporary Safe Workplace Bubbles’ across five-star hotel properties in Mumbai and Bengaluru, and will soon expand to cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, and Kolkata.
This move comes at a time where over 15 Million jobs were lost in the country just in May, this year due to the second wave of the pandemic, which has led the urban joblessness to hit 18 per cent in the week ending May 30th – the highest in the past one year, as per the data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
Arjun Mohan, CEO- India, upGrad said, “Our hiring plan is a result of the rapid growth that we have seen in the last 18 months. With global expansions taking shape, we are all set to ramp up our support &business teams to continue meeting the strong demand for LifeLongLearning that we are experiencing. Also, to develop the culture and belongingness to the upGrad family, we have created Temporary Safe Workplace Bubbles for our existing and future employees to provide them with a protected environment, especially for those who are staying away from home.”
The bubbles have also helped upGrad overcome the monotony of working from home for employees. “The idea to have fresh recruits come from Tier II and III cities is to accelerate employability not just in metros but remotest corners of the country,” Mohan added.
upGrad, which offers more than 100 courses in collaboration with top-notch global/local universities like Deakin Business School (Australia), Duke CE (US), Michigan State University (US), Liverpool Business School (UK), IIT Madras (India), IIM Kozhikode (India) and others, has empowered over 10 lakh registered learners over 50 countries across the world.