Ever wondered what superheroes in real life look like? Well, they look like the person who comes to your rescue when you are stuck with a regular maintenance or repair work and the plumber or the electrician or any other technician is either unreachable or too busy to show up on time. Even if by pure luck you manage to get a plumber to repair your leaking tap, the money he or she is going to ask as a standard payment would surely drive you insane. This the moment where the role of modern household savior comes into play.
What does handyman exactly do?
There is no well-defined criteria of local handyman services in Springfield, they can range from changing the fused bulbs to mowing the gardens or any other small task that do not require much technical knowledge but a general understanding of the task and minimum skill-set. But don’t think that it’s too easy, physical stamina and tendency to consider details so as to complete task in hand swiftly and neatly is a must. Basic communication skills are also per-requisite.
The demand for handyman is soaring in modern times, especially in metros where people do not have enough time or skill-set to carry out mundane maintenance tasks, thus leading to rising employment opportunities. But households are not the only customers; a major chunk of handyman jobs comes from hospitals, companies, airports and other professional institutions. Agencies working for providing household serviced also hire handymen on the basis of qualification and experience.
If working through an agency the salary varies from agency to agency but in general the salary ranges between INR 7000 to 14000. The average hourly salary for an experienced handyman is around INR 250 which varies from place to place.
Expected Future Trends in Handyman Jobs
The sector being majorly informal is a disorganized one but it is a getting a push due to high unemployment rates and a gap between demand and supply of labour for mundane tasks. However with the advent of automation, low skilled jobs like these may be taken up by robots in professional sectors like firms and airports. Though the current trend shows that automation is a slow process but this factor can’t be ignored. As for the household and low level institutions, jobs are safe.