Home-based workers in Delhi are engaged in various trades: from hand embroidery to manufacturing, packaging and more. But COVID has shut down most of the factories in the city that provided work for them.
COVID has created considerable uncertainty around employment opportunities. You may have to visualize different future paths for your career, and upskill yourself. And be prepared for bouts of retirement in between.
Just as electricity changed factories, technology changed the office. COVID will change it further, with the future of most jobs looking very different. The better prepared you are, the more successful you’ll be.
Barely 30-40 per cent of the MSME units in industrial clusters in and around the pink city are functional, and working to less than half their capacity. Lack of any monetary relief is their main grievance.