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Bengaluru, NFAPost: Flipkart, India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, will help generate over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs as the country gears up for the upcoming festive season and Flipkart’s Big Billion Days (BBD). While creating direct job opportunities across Flipkart’s supply chain, that include delivery executives, pickers, packers, and sorters, there will also be additional indirect jobs created at Flipkart’s seller partner locations and kiranas.

This will be further supplemented by job creation in ancillary industries including vendor locations, and freight partners, as the entire ecosystem scales up for the festive season. The expansion and strengthening of the supply chain will help create a robust system enabling millions of new e-commerce users to shop online seamlessly as lakhs of ecosystem players gear up for the festive season.

The complexity and scale of Big Billion Days requires investments for capacity, storage, sorting, packaging, human resources, training and delivery, which helps generate additional employment during the festive season. This year, Flipkart is employing nearly 70,000 people in its supply chain, along with generating lakhs indirect jobs at its seller and other ecosystem partners’ locations. The onboarding of more than 50,000 kiranas by Flipkart for last-mile delivery will also create thousands of seasonal jobs to deliver millions of packages this festive season.

Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice-President, Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart, said, “Flipkart understands the importance of festivities in the lives of our consumers and ecosystem partners. We are focused on creating impactful partnerships that offer great consumer experience while creating additional opportunities for progress of the entire ecosystem as it scales for the Big Billion Days (BBD). As a front runner in e-commerce, our training and investment in the workforce is widely recognised, and 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 is undertaking training programs for its direct hires in various aspects of the supply chain through a mix of classroom and digital training, enhancing their understanding of supply chain management. These include customer service, delivery, installation and safety and 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 for the participating workforce, enabling career progression in the fast-growing e-commerce industry in India.

For lakhs of seller partners, MSMEs and artisans etc., who also start preparing for the festive season months in advance, Flipkart provides separate training in the area of warehouse management, packaging and more. The entire process of hiring and upskilling is being done following the government’s National Skill Development Mission and will significantly spur the local employment and economy.

Flipkart has a tech-enabled robust supply chain, delivering millions of shipments across 100% serviceable pin codes serving millions of consumers – from Nangaon in Assam and Hadaspur in Maharashtra to Kannur in Kerala. Over the years, it has created millions of local job opportunities through its supply chain along with entrepreneurial and festive job opportunities across the country with The Big Billion Days.

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