E-commerce major Amazon India on Wednesday said it has created more than one lakh seasonal job opportunities ahead of the festive season across its operations network in the country.
E-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart usually hire thousands of people in temporary delivery and support roles to handle the high volume of orders during the sale period.
The new seasonal positions will help elevate its delivery experience and boost the company’s fulfilment and delivery capabilities to meet the surge in customer demand this festive season, Amazon India said in a statement.
The company has also generated tens of thousands of indirect opportunities through its partner networks such as its trucking partners, packaging vendors, ‘I Have Space’ delivery partners, Amazon Flex partners and housekeeping agencies among others, it added.
The company is also geared up to handle 65-75 million packages in the upcoming festive season, which is almost a 100% growth over the last year, it said in a statement.
In 2019, Amazon India and rival Flipkart had announced the creation of over 1.4 lakh temporary jobs across the supply chain, last-mile connectivity and customer support in preparation for their festive sales.
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. Of these, about 30% of roles are likely to be created by logistics partners, it had said.
“This festive season, we are looking forward to serving customers in every part of the country by providing fast, safe and more seamless e-commerce 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,” Amazon India Vice President – APAC, MENA and LATAM Customer Fulfilment Operations Akhil Saxena said.
E-commerce major Amazon India on Wednesday said it has created more than one lakh seasonal job opportunities, while earlier in the month, logistics solutions provider Ecom Express had said it planned to create 30,000 seasonal roles across its operations to handle the heightened demand during the festive season.
In the last few months, 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.