According to Flipkart, sellers will also play a vital role in creation of jobs across India — sellers of home products, apparels, mobile accessories and small appliances will generate the maximum employment.
Last year, over half a million jobs were created in the e-commerce space alone, Flipkart said in a release.“In the recent times, e-commerce has emerged as one of the key drivers of economy. This industry has contributed a lot towards generation of employment opportunities along with enabling SME’s and local artisans,” said Ankit Nagori, SVP, Marketplace, Flipkart.
He also added that, “Sellers on our marketplace have been directly responsible for driving employment within their own communities. In fact, e-commerce support facilities like merchandising, buying, packaging and cataloguing have generated more than 75,000 jobs in the last one year.”
Flipkart also said it is offering SME training programs across 20 cities in association with Ministry of Labour to train and guide interested people to upgrade their skills.It is planning to scale the training program to 40 cities in the next six months.