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Flipkart Adds Over 50,000 Direct Jobs

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In view of the upcoming festive season and the Big Billion Days, Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, has added over 50,000 direct jobs across its supply chain, logistics arm and customer support. In addition to that, it expects to have increased the indirect jobs through the seller network by 30% as 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 witness the biggest ever shopping extravaganza by millions of consumers, also helping generate lakhs of direct and indirect jobs for the festive season. Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO at Flipkart Group said that the Big Billion Days are designed to add value to the lives of their customers, by providing them with a great selection and an optimum shopping experience during the much-awaited festival season. At Flipkart, however, their aim is to benefit the entire ecosystem with their initiatives and that is exactly what their 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. The directly employed workforce is spread across the entire supply chain, from Flipkart Wishmasters to personnel in warehouses, mother hubs, and delivery hubs. They have been trained in various aspects of the supply chain including handling Hand-held devices, PoS Machines, scanners, various mobile applications and ERPs. In addition to that, they are also trained in the finer aspects of customer service, delivery and installation. For lakhs of its seller partners, who also start preparing for festive demand months in advance, Flipkart also partners to provide separate training in the area of warehouse management, packaging etc. This Big Billion Days will also witness the creation of immense opportunities for nearly 1,35,000 artisans who have come on board with Flipkart for the first time ever through its Samarth initiative, which was launched in July 2019 by Mr. Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.

Report : Anustup Kundu