The e-retailer will also be training more than 400 million people in the next two years as part of its job generation and skilling programmes.
Amazon has revealed plans to create a million new jobs—both direct and indirect— in India, over a period of five years. To make this happen, it will be investing about a billion dollars in technology, infrastructure and its logistics network in the country. It will focus on bringing small and medium enterprise businesses online, by digitising them, and will also export US$10 billion worth of goods manufactured in India in the next five years.
The e-commerce company has already created about seven lakh jobs in India over a period of six years. Its workforce strength has multiplied over four times since 2014. It launched its first campus outside the US in Hyderabad in 2019, which is spread across 9.5 acres and houses 15000 employees.
As part of its job creation and skilling initiatives, the e-retailer will also be training more than 400 million people in the country, in the next two years.
The Company follows the practice of hiring deaf people and training them at its delivery stations in the country. Its managers even learn basic sign language to be able to communicate with such employees.
Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon, has been sharing posts about his recent trip to India on social media. He has been very open about his keenness to work with the consumers, policy makers and businesses of the country, and is eager to establish a strong foothold in its retail market, which is worth over US$700 billion.