Wednesday 25 September 2019

Flipkart adds 50,000 jobs ahead of the festive season

Flipkart adds 50,000 jobs ahead of the festive seasonNew Delhi: Walmart-owned e-commerce company, Flipkart said it has added over 50,000 direct jobs across its supply chain, logistics arm, and customer support, in view of the upcoming festive season and the Big Billion Days.

In addition to that, the company expects to have increased the indirect jobs through the seller network by 30 percent as compared to last year taking it to 6.5 lakh in the run-up to the annual sales event.

“The Big Billion Days are designed to add value to the lives of our customers, by providing them with a great selection and an optimum shopping experience during the much-awaited festival season. At Flipkart, however, our aim is to benefit the entire ecosystem with our initiatives and that is exactly what our Big Billion Days aims to do. With new employment opportunities across geographies and the prospect of scaling the sellers’ businesses, we aim to stimulate local industries and foster the creation of a robust economy," said Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO at Flipkart Group.

The directly employed workforce is spread across the entire supply chain, from Flipkart Wishmasters to personnel in warehouses, mother hubs, and delivery hubs, the company said in a statement.

They have been trained in various aspects of the supply chain including handling Hand-held devices, PoS Machines, scanners, various mobile applications, and ERPs. In addition to that, the workforce is also trained in the finer aspects of customer service, delivery, and installation.

"The entire process of hiring and upskilling is being done in accordance with the government’s National Skill Development Mission and will significantly spur the local employment and economy. This Big Billion Days will also witness the creation of immense opportunities for nearly 1,35,000 artisans who have come on board with Flipkart for the first time ever through its Samarth initiative, which was launched in July 2019 by Mr. Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs," the company said in a statement.

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