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Flipkart to create 20 lakh jobs

Education NewsThe company in its announcement also said that 60 per cent of the job created will be in the logistics and warehousing sector. The leading e-tailer also said in 2015, 50-60 per cent of the employment will be created in Tier II and Tier III cities. The rapid development of the domestic e-commerce ecosystem will contribute towards the generation of employment across sectors.

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.


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