BPO stop gap job for students: Survey

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Students across India view call center and BPO jobs stop gap job option, a survey has revealed. This despite the fact the industry is worth $5.2 billion employing nearly 350,000 professionals.

The research by Hansa Research said that almost 66 percent of student interviewed felt that a call center and BPO job was only for temporary arrangement till got a permanent job that matches their skills.

The survey also said students from Mumbai and Chennai subscribed to the view unlike students in Bangalore who saw these jobs as permanent source of income or employment.

About 61 percent students in Delhi, 77 percent in Mumbai, 70 percent in Kolkata and a 89 percent in Chennai found BPO jobs as temporary arrangement while they decided on what job suits them best. However, about 65 percent of students in Bangalore saw BPO career as long-term perspective.

About 1000 students were surveyed in the top seven cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore and Pune. Though a majority of them said BPO jobs were a "quick opportunity to make money," an equal number of them also said said that BPO jobs allowed them to have fun and earn money at the same time.

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