Flipkart to Create 70,000 New Jobs in India Ahead of Festive Season

Walmart’s Flipkart stated on Tuesday it will create 70,000 new jobs and make use of many extra as supply companions and in different roles because it prepares for a surge in on-line buying through the busy Indian festive season.

Flipkart, Amazon’s Indian unit and Reliance’s fledgling e-commerce enterprise are vying for a share of the booming on-line retail market, which obtained an enormous enhance from the COVID-19 pandemic as extra Indians used their smartphones to store for groceries and different gadgets.

Flipkart’s “Big Billion Days“, styled on the traces of Amazon’s Prime Day, rakes in its greatest gross sales for the 12 months. The four- or five-day lengthy sale often begins round October to faucet India’s festive season, which ends with Diwali.

The firm stated it will additionally join greater than 50,000 kiranas, or small grocery shops, for last-mile supply.

“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 corporate stated in an emailed assertion.

Earlier this month, the e-commerce firm launched a web-based wholesale service, Flipkart Wholesale, for mom-and-pop shops and different small companies.

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