We have never hired butchers, but the pandemic changed that,” says Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder and executive vice-president, Teamlease Services, India’s leading staing company.
As consumers shifted to apps to order fish and meat instead of visiting the unorganised wet markets during the pandemic, these online service providers sought to hire skilled butchers for their growing business. This
created demand for butchers as a category of employees. For a good 10 days in June, recruiters from Teamlease were clueless about how to nd this new category of employees to meet the urgent demand. In the midst of the pandemic, these recruiters visited shops in wet markets, mainly in metros, to find talent. Gradually, as butchers came on board, Teamlease got skilling companies to train them.