According to staffing companies that spoke to the press, Ayodhya is expected to see a minimum of 15 per cent increase in demand for construction jobs at all levels during the next two years. Civil engineers will soon be in high demand in the city.
This mythologically significant city was once a sleepy coaching centre hub. Still, the construction of the Ram Mandir has spurred economic growth and transformed it into a thriving tourist destination.
Up to 20,000 new jobs in the hospitality, travel, and tourism sectors have been explicitly generated to handle the influx of thousands of tourists expected in Ayodhya following the Ram Mandir’s inauguration on January 22. Since lakhs of devotees are anticipated to visit the temple daily, staffing companies anticipate an increase in the numbers in the upcoming months.
With the scheduled opening of the Ayodhya Ram Temple by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, industry insiders predict a threefold increase in construction activity, primarily centred around retail centres, lodging facilities, and dining establishments.
The staffing firm CIEL HR observed that approximately 22% of all jobs are in engineering. Civil engineering jobs include site supervisors, execution amenity engineers, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) managers, and site engineers.
The development of museums, art galleries, performance venues, and heritage sites is also anticipated in Ayodhya. According to Santhosh Nair, director and chief operating officer at CIEL HR, architects, designers, and construction workers will benefit from increased employment opportunities as a result.
With a population of about 80,000, Ayodhya occupies a land area of about 120 sq km. Industry leaders predict that the Ram temple site may surpass all other tourist destinations in India, given the significant national and international attention the temple’s inauguration has garnered.
The demand for engineers, primarily civil and electrical ones, will undoubtedly rise due to the massive increase in the construction of hotels. It is anticipated that small, budget, and star hotels will all be built in Ayodhya and that civil and electrical engineers will be in high demand during their development. According to R P Yadav, chairman and managing director of Genius Consultants, the demand for engineers is expected to rise by at least 10% to 15%.
Ayodhya Hospitality Jobs
The demand for skilled labour in the city is anticipated to be significantly impacted by the opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Due to the increase in tourists and development projects, skilled labour will be needed in several industries, including hospitality, travel, food, and beverage production.
Future growth is anticipated to be higher, possibly reaching 30,000–50,000 jobs, according to TeamLease Services Vice President Balasubramanian A. This depends on the expansion of tourism and the development of infrastructure. “Growth in the retail sector is anticipated as well, as new companies emerge to meet the demands of the expanding population,” he stated.
According to industry analysts, Ayodhya’s cultural and religious significance will increase job opportunities in the region’s arts, crafts, and cultural sectors.
According to Nilesh Dungarwal, co-founder and CEO of WorkIndia, a 30,000 increase in employment within these sectors depends on the scope of cultural initiatives and programs that local authorities carry out in the upcoming year.
Dungarwal did, however, draw attention to the possibility that Ayodhya would need help in meeting the growing demand for qualified professionals.
We anticipate more blue-collar and grey-collar workers moving to Ayodhya, he said. However, traditionally, blue-collar workers are open to migrating for job opportunities.
Balasubramanian pointed out the disparity between the need for skilled labour and the available workforce, and he recommended that local programs for skill development and vocational training are essential to closing this gap.