Indian e-commerce fan Flipkart is hoping to make it big this festival season with its popular Big Billion Days shopping event.
It said it would create direct employment opportunities across the company’s supply chain, which includes executives, order pickers, packers and sorters.
Flipkart says its Big Billion Days sale will create over 70,000 direct and many indirect seasonal jobs
Additional indirect jobs will also be created at Flipkart’s partner locations and kiranas. This is further complemented by the creation of jobs in secondary industries such as supplier locations and freight partners as the entire ecosystem scales for the festive season.
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The company says the complexity and scale of the Big Billion Days will require investments in capacity, storage, sorting, packaging, personnel, training and delivery, all of which will help create additional jobs over the holiday season.
In a press release, Flipkart said the company employs nearly 70,000 people in its supply chain and creates indirect jobs with vendors and other ecosystem partners.
Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice President of Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart said, “We are focused on creating impactful partnerships that deliver great customer experiences while creating additional opportunities for the advancement of the entire ecosystem.”
By creating jobs and allowing our sellers to scale their businesses during this time, we are helping to drive growth in the industry and the economy, he added
In early August, Flipkart launched dark stores in several Indian cities, which are essentially shops or outlets serving customers in nearby locations. These dark shops are essentially warehouses. In the case of JioMart, it also uses its own Reliance retail stores.
During last year’s Big Billion Day sales, Flipkart had reported more than a million shipments from the Kirana stores.
For Flipkart, this is a stage where an additional $ 1.2 billion in funding was recently made available.