Flipkart on Tuesday said it will help create more than 70,000 direct jobs in the run-up to its upcoming Big Billion Days sale. The direct jobs will be in addition to lakhs of indirect seasonal employment opportunities that the company expects the festive sale event to generate.
The online festive sales are usually scheduled closer to Navratri and run for five to six days. The direct job roles will be accommodated across Flipkart’s supply chain that includes delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters. The indirect jobs will be facilitated 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 company said in a statement.
Anticipating a surge in demand during the festive season, Flipkart has partnered with more than 50,000 kiranas to help deliver packages in far-flung villages and remote areas. The understanding is that the kiranas are well-acquainted with the nook and corner of towns and villages and can aid in faster and accurate delivery of goods.
Source: Financial Express