Walmart-owned Indian e-commerce giant has said that it would be creating 70,000 jobs in India as the company prepares for the festive season in the country. The company has also said that it will sign up more than 50,000 small grocery stores for last-mile delivery.
In an email statement, Flipkart said: “While creating direct job opportunities across Flipkart's supply chain, that include delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters, there will also be additional indirect jobs created at Flipkart's seller partner locations and (local corner stores).”
The jobs will be created to meet the expected rise in the customer demand as Flipkart prepares for its annual sale event “The Billion Days.” “This will be further supplemented by job creation in ancillary industries including vendor locations, and freight partners,” Flipkart said.
The annual sale competes every year with Amazon’s Great Indian Festival Sale. Both e-commerce giants offer a string of deals with heavy discounts during the festive season in India through these sale events.
“By generating employment and enabling our sellers to scale their businesses during this time, we're doing our part to drive growth in the industry and the economy,” said Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice-President, Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart.
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