The Qjobs blue-collar employment platform receives 2 million job applications in one year


Qjobs, an online job platform for blue and gray collar workers, said on Monday it had grown tenfold over the past year to 2 million applicants.

Qjobs said it added the last million jobseekers in a record 100 days and more than doubled jobs in the third quarter of FY22, buoyed by seasonal business demand.



Qjobs is part of Quess Corp and was launched in November 2020 to provide verified jobs to job seekers and pre-screened and qualified candidates to recruiters.

The largest share of blue and gray collar jobs are in the Delivery, BPO/Customer Service, Data Entry/Back Office, Field Sales and Driver categories, accounting for 80% of all available jobs. Geographically, Bengaluru hosts the largest share of job vacancies in these categories with 23% of openings. Bangalore is followed by Delhi (18%), Hyderabad (15%), Mumbai (11%) and Pune (8%), constituting the top five Indian cities for blue and gray collar jobs.

“We launched Qjobs during the pandemic to fill the persistent gap in needs and create a seamless blue and gray collar recruitment journey. We focused on improving the effectiveness of recruiters, as well as the experience and skill level of candidates. We aim to onboard 10 million job seekers by the end of the year and provide companies with the best candidate match and a transparent recruitment process,” said Sekhar Garisa, President of Emerging Companies and Director of strategy, Quess Corp.

Qjobs has just launched an AI-assisted recruitment module “Fastrack”, which aims to reduce recruitment time to 5 minutes from the typical 3 days. Fastrack can pre-screen candidates, conduct video interviews, and provide offers to a qualified, verified workforce allowing companies to hire at scale. Qjobs expects to terminate Fastrack for more than 4,000 businesses in the fourth quarter of FY22.

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