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Flipkart adds over 50,000 direct jobs, indirect jobs up by 30% ahead of festival season

E-commerce giant Flipkart said the Big Billion Days will witness opportunities for nearly 1,35,000 artisans (Photo: Mint)Premium
E-commerce giant Flipkart said the Big Billion Days will witness opportunities for nearly 1,35,000 artisans (Photo: Mint)

  • Flipkart said it has added over 50,000 direct jobs across its supply chain, logistics arm, and customer support ahead of the festival season, Big Billion Days sale
  • The annual event which begins on 29 Sept this year will also help generate lakhs of direct, indirect jobs for the festive season

New Delhi: E-commerce giant Flipkart said it has added over 50,000 direct jobs across its supply chain, logistics arm, and customer support ahead of the festival season and its Big Billion Days (BBD) sale.

In addition to that, it expects to have boosted indirect jobs through its seller network by 30% compared to last year, taking it to 6.5 lakh in the run-up to BBD. The annual event which begins on September 29th to October 4th this year will also help generate lakhs of direct and indirect jobs for the festive season.

The directly employed workforce is spread across the entire supply chain, from Flipkart Wishmasters (field executives) to personnel in warehouses, mother hubs, and delivery hubs. They have been trained in various aspects of supply chain including handling Hand-held devices, PoS Machines, scanners, various mobile applications and ERPs. They have also been trained in the finer aspects of customer service, delivery and installation.

Flipkart partners to provide separate training in the area of warehouse management, packaging etc to its seller partners on the platform.

The entire process of hiring and upskilling is being done in accordance with the government’s National Skill Development Mission and will significantly spur the local employment and economy. The company said the Big Billion Days will witness opportunities for nearly 1,35,000 artisans who have come on-board with Flipkart for the first time through its ‘Samarth’ initiative, which was launched in July 2019 by Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO at Flipkart Group said, “The Big Billion Days are designed to add value to the lives of our customers, by providing them with a great selection and an optimum shopping experience during the much-awaited festival season. At Flipkart, however, our aim is to benefit the entire ecosystem with our initiatives and that is exactly what our Big Billion Days aims to do. With new employment opportunities across geographies and the prospect of scaling the sellers’ businesses, we aim to stimulate local industries and foster the creation of a robust economy."

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