Your Dream Job in the City of Joy - How to find it?

Looking for work in Kolkata? What if we said, you could get, not just work, but your dream job in this city of joy! How? Read on to know.

A brief history of Kolkata

In the late 1600s, three resourceful and strategically positioned villages Kalikat, Gobindapur and Sutanuti were merged to form one of the biggest and most important cities of British India - Kolkata! Founded by Job Charnock in 1690, today Kolkata stands testimony to British grandeur, royal architecture, classical literature, and immeasurable prosperity! 

It is known as the City of Joy because of its deep-rooted culture that reflects love, spirituality, knowledge, mystery, respect, and enthusiasm all coming together to bring joy to people living and visiting the city!  

Since the British period, the city has been a major centre of art, commerce, transport and industries. 

While manufacturing still remains one of the major contributors to Kolkata’s economy, the service sector has also risen tremendously in recent years. Additionally, the tourism industry is a major sector that contributes to the city’s GDP significantly.

With the government's latest plan to provide ease in doing business in Kolkata, the city is expected to see a rise in industrial growth leading to a rise in job opportunities. 

Average salaries in Kolkata

The average salary of a person living in Kolkata is approx 35,000 INR per month. The salaries range from 8,850 INR (lowest average) to 156,000 INR (highest average). The cost of living in Kolkata is relatively cheaper than its metro counterparts and it’s interesting to note that the city is considered one of the most affordable cities in the world to live in. And while we mention its affordability, we cannot ignore the diverse and innumerable options the city offers in terms of food - from street-side puchka to the exquisite pulao, from local kathi rolls to the exotic ‘machher jhol’ Kolkata will leave your taste buds screaming for more!

Type of jobs available in Kolkata

Type of jobs available in Kolkata- blog

Kolkata creates a huge number of employment opportunities every year. A large number of migrants from neighbouring states and other parts of the country move to the city in search of job opportunities. 

Kolkata is a hub of industries especially in textiles, engineering products, cables, electronics, jewellery, leather, railway coaches and wagons. These industries offer a huge number of job opportunities for frontline work such as driver, delivery boy, security guard, cook, electrician, handyman, and more. There is no dearth of job vacancies for unskilled and semi-skilled job seekers in Kolkata. 

The IT industry has seen steep growth, bringing jobs to freshers as well as the experienced workforce. With more and more businesses coming to Kolkata to set up their offices, you can expect a manifold increase in job opportunities soon! 

Students and housewives can also find part-time jobs in Kolkata.

How to find jobs in Kolkata?

How to find jobs in Kolkata?- blog

There are a lot of effective ways that can get you a job in Kolkata as well as in other cities in the country. Kolkata offers job options for part-time, full-time and freelancing work.

To get started with your job search:

  • You can check the various referral programs running in companies via people you know
  • You can search in newspapers or free ad listings for vacancies in the city
  • Check online on social media and job portals
  • Download a smart job app like apna - India’s No.1 professional app

apna* app is specially designed to cater to the job requirements of grey and blue-collar job seekers. There are over 6 million active professionals availing its services - seeking jobs, networking, learning new skills, and doing a lot more all in one app.

One can find all sorts of job openings - full-time as well as part-time jobs in Kolkata through this app. 

Find everything on apna- Jobs, Networking & Skill development

Find everything on apna- Jobs, Networking & Skill development- blog
Find everything on apna- Jobs, Networking & Skill development

1. To start your job search in Kolkata, you can simply download the apna app. Then make your profile card to reach out to employers and HRs by applying to jobs. When you find a job that matches your experience and skills, you can call the company/HR directly to schedule your interview. 

2. Similarly, HRs and employers can sign up on apna and hire candidates in over 70 job categories.

3. apna is also becoming popular as “The LinkedIn for blue-collar workers” where people can connect, share knowledge and most importantly, share job opportunities. Thus, this app is helping in overall community development by facilitating an interesting and user-friendly interactive platform for professional networking. 

 4. apna empowers people to learn new skills through its various groups like “Learn English”, “Start your business” etc.

Start your journey with apna today and find jobs in Kolkata as well as in Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ranchi & Hyderabad. 

 Download the apna app now! 

All the best!

Job Seekers