Indian e-commerce marketplace Flipkart’s Flipkart’s big sale will create massive employment opportunities in India. In 2020, Flipkart’s ‘Big Billion Days’ sale is set to take place from October 17-22 that will help generate over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs as the country gears up for the upcoming festive season.
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 (small neighbourhood grocery stores). 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 for the festive season.
The complexity and scale of the Big Billion Days sale require 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.
Commenting on how Flipkart’s big sale will create massive employment opportunities in India, 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 the 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.”