Amazon India claims, it created over 1 lakh seasonal job opportunities

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New Delhi : The giant e-commerce Amazon India on Wednesday claimed it has created over 1 lakh seasonal job opportunities ahead of the festive season across its operations network in the country. Amazon India in a statement said, the new seasonal positions will help escalate its delivery experience and boost the company’s fulfilment and delivery capabilities to meet the higher demands of customer this festive season. The company has also developed indirect opportunities for trucking partners, packaging vendors, ‘I Have Space’ delivery partners, Amazon Flex partners and housekeeping agencies among others, it added.

The e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Flipkart tend to hire additional manpowerin temporary delivery and support roles to handle the high volume of orders during sale period. Amazon India and rival Flipkart had announced creation of over 1.4 lakh temporary jobs across supply chain in 2019.

For May month, Amazon India had created close to 70,000 seasonal opportunities across its operational network and customer service centres. Amazon India committed in the state to create one million new job opportunities in India by 2025 through continued investments in technology, infrastructure, and its logistics network.

A report by RedSeer estimates that about three lakh jobs are expected to be created by various e-commerce and logistics companies during this year’s festive season. Festive seasons give boom to the
large chunk of their business. They make significant investments ahead of time to ramp up their capacity to be able to handle the spike in orders. Festive season sees company stack up h multiple sale events, during Dussehra and Diwali. Electronics, fashion and home furnishing are some of the categories that see a huge demand during the festive season. According to another report by RedSeer, the festive sales are expected to almost double this year and touch USD 7 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) as compared to USD 3.8 billion in the same period last year.

Amazon India Vice President Akhil Saxena said, “This festive season, we are looking forward to serving customers in every part of the country by providing fast, safe and a more seamless ecommerce experience to them from the safety of their homes. This year, more than 1,00,000 seasonal associates will join us to fulfil customer promises.”

The pandemic has posed several challenges but Amazon has committed to continuous job creation. Amazon India has announced plans to launch 10 new warehouses and expand 7 existing centres across the country this year. The company now has more than 32 million cubic feet of storage capacity and supports more than 6.5 lakh sellers across regions.

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