Laundry Worker (Marker, Sorter)

Laundry Helper

Minimum No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Laundry Worker (Marker, Sorter) is expected to perform include:

Performing variety of routine and low skilled tasks in laundry and are designated according to nature of work performed

Marking customer and identifying symbols on soiled garments or other articles received for cleaning, dyeing, pressing, etc., by writing code number on garment or on tag with pen and waterproof ink and sewing tag to garment

Sorting garments or articles received from customers according to type and colour of material and fastness of dye

Skilled in marking a garment with a tag and customer?s code on it

Basic knowledge of the process of laundry and using machines

Ability to receive articles and maintain a record for the same

Skilled in separating garments according to their colour and dye

Ability to make sure that the garment is handed over to the right owner after the process of laundry is completed

Not applicable





Team player

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Textile and Handloom Sector in India

As per the Ministry of Textiles, the Indian textile industry contributed about 14% to industrial production, 4% to the country?s GDP and 17% to the country?s export earnings in 2013. It provides direct employment to over 35 million people and is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. The domestic textile and apparel industry in India is estimated to reach US$ 141 billion by 2021 from US$ 58 billion in 2011. Apparel exports from India are expected to increase to US$ 82 billion by 2021 from US$ 31 billion in 2011. Total cloth production in India is expected to grow to 112 billion square metres by FY17 from 62 billion square metres in FY11.

The textile industry aims to double its workforce over the next 3 years. As a thumb rule, for every INR 1 lac invested in the industry, an average of 7 additional jobs is created. Also, with increasing spending capacity of an average Indian, the use of dry cleaners and related services is also increasing. Therefore, Laundry Helper makes a promising career in India.


Fabric manufacturers

Cities and towns across India