India is a country filled with young people. There is no exaggeration in that statement and it is literally a fact. We have more than 50% of the population who are below the age of 25. The amount is 65% for the people who are below the age of 35. Normally, the people between 15 to 35 years of age are referred to as youth. Getting back to the point, a recent report published by Amazon’s Alexa came as quite a surprise for everyone. It showed that among top sites in India LinkedIn is in number 13.
Why is that surprising? It is because besides Facebook none of the other social media sites or dating platforms grabbed a position before LinkedIn. It is often thought that young people are keener on using social media and dating platforms more than anything else. That is far from true!
However, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. As we are aware that India is a country filled with youth and once done with education, it is natural for them to search for jobs. Hence, increased use of LinkedIn is obvious. Not only searching for jobs but people also use it to strengthen their professional networking.
This is where the actual question lies. Is India ready to provide required job opportunities to the huge workforce that is slowly gearing up? Previously, a report suggested that India will emerge as the country with the largest workforce by 2027. This means the use of LinkedIn and other professional networking portals will keep on rising.
Getting back to the question, is the government really doing anything to create job opportunities for the present and future workforce? One of the electoral promises of the present ruling party was about creating more job opportunities. That, however, turned out to be false. On the contrary, the government is criticized for joblessness faced by people.
The recent assembly elections showed that India is gearing up for a tough general elections battle in 2019. Even if the ruling party gets changed next year, where is the guarantee that they will be creating more jobs?
If this crisis is not handled in a proper way, it will turn out to be a huge issue for India in the near future. Indeed, it is an alarm that should wake up the government from its deep slumber. What are your thoughts on this entire matter? Let us know in the comments below.