Flipkart to create 70,000 direct jobs during festive season

The shopping festival, Big Billion Days, will open up jobs for delivery personnel, pickers, packers and sorters

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Flipkart, the e-commerce platform owned by Walmart, claims that it will create around 70,000 direct jobs during the festive season and Big Billion Days (BBD), a special shopping festival launched by the Company. In addition, it claims, there will be 100,000 indirect seasonal jobs generated during this period.

For the Big Billion Days, an online shopping festival, the Company will offer direct jobs in the supply chain, which will include roles such as delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters.

The additional 100,000 jobs will be in ancillary industries, including vendor locations and freight partners, as the entire ecosystem scales up for the festive season.

This year, Flipkart is tying up with 50,000 kirana stores for last-mile delivery, and the company hopes that this will also create thousands of seasonal jobs to deliver millions of packages during the festive rush.

In an official communique, Amitesh Jha, senior vice-president, Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart, says, “Our training and investment in the workforce is widely recognised. It contributes to skill development and enhances employability. By generating employment and enabling our sellers to scale their businesses during this time, we’re doing our part to drive growth in the industry and the economy.”

Flipkart will organise training programmes for its direct hires in various aspects of the supply chain, through a mix of classroom and digital training. The objective is to enhance their understanding of supply-chain management, including customer service, delivery, installation and safety, as well as sanitisation measures along with the handling of hand-held devices, PoS machines, scanners, various mobile applications and ERPs.

The training during this period will help impart future-ready skills to the participating workforce, enabling career progression in the fast-growing e-commerce industry in India.