Hospitality firm OYO Hotels & Homes recently made a public announcement on reaching its new milestone that it has generated over a lakh direct and indirect jobs and employment opportunities in India and is aiming to double the milestone target by 2020. The company is enabling to encourage and motivate multiple ancillary industries in the hospitality ecosystem by leveraging scale to make bulk procurement that supports local businesses, OYO said in a statement. “We are focused on enabling economic opportunities at every level and are committed towards generating gainful employment and entrepreneurship through our growing network of OYO Hotels and Homes in India,” OYO India and South Asia Chief Executive Officer Aditya Ghosh said.
Additionally he stated that nearly 50 thousand jobs are created by it were in smaller towns and cities of India. “As we grow at scale, so does the possibility of an entrepreneurial ecosystem of direct and indirect employment. We, therefore, aim to double economic opportunities created by 2020,” Ghosh said. Every month, OYO is utilizing over 40 lakh toiletry kits across the 1,73,000 exclusive rooms that are part of its chain while procuring 40,000 units of linen, the statement said. In addition, the company has set up 22 OYO Skill Institutes in the country for training front line staff in every aspect of hotel management in India, it added.
OYO has created more than one lakh direct and indirect jobs in India. As it is growing across the world and rapidly growing its business across all the verticals the company is targeting at doubling the number by 2020.
“Over half of the 1 lakh jobs created by us were in smaller towns and cities of India. As we grow at scale, so does the possibility of an entrepreneurial ecosystem of direct and indirect employment. We, therefore, aim to double economic opportunities created by 2020,” he added.
Pooja Gupta, Guest Relations Executive said “It was a struggle for me to get a decent job despite having a degree in hotel management. I am currently working at an OYO hotel in Kolkata and earning a decent income to support myself and my family. I realize that my role has a direct impact on the perception of guests towards OYO and a compliment from the guests makes my day! I am looking forward to working my way up at OYO and achieve my goals.”
Ritesh Agarwal, CII Co-chair on National committee on Tourism & Hospitality said, “Just in terms of sheer numbers, the hospitality industry creates more job opportunities than the IT industry and at OYO, we are thankful to our 100,000+ strong hospitality workforce. India’s travel and tourism sector has the potential to create 50 lakh jobs (direct & indirect).”
OYO has a presence in 500+ cities across 10 countries, including India, China, Malaysia, Nepal, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines and Japan.