On Tuesday, E-commerce giant Flipkart announced it will help create more than 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs in the country ahead of the festive season and it’s Big Billion Days (BBD) sale.
The Walmart-owned company said while direct job opportunities will be generated across Flipkart’s supply chain, encompassing roles like delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters, there will also be other indirect jobs generated at Flipkart’s seller partner locations and kiranas.
According to a statement, this will be further strengthened by job creation in inferior industries including freight partners and vendor locations, as the entire ecosystem will scale up during the festive season.
The growth and development of the supply chain will help build a robust system enabling millions of new e-commerce users to shop online without any difficulties, as lakhs of ecosystem players gear up for the festive season.
E-commerce companies make significant investments ahead of the festive season, as they see a large portion of their business coming in during the festive sales and they ramp up their capacity to be able to deal with the increase in orders.
In 2019, the two biggest e-commerce platforms in India, Flipkart and Amazon announced the creation of more than 1.4 lakh temporary jobs across the supply chain, customer support and last-mile connectivity in order to get ready for the festive season and provide a best shopping experience to their customers.
Flipkart, this year is creating more than 70,000 employment opportunities in its supply chain, Flipkart is also generating more than a lakh indirect jobs at its seller and other ecosystem partners areas.
Flipkart announced last week that more than 50,000 kirana vendors would be connecting with Flipkart for last-mile delivery, which will also create thousands of seasonal jobs to deliver millions of packages this festive season.
Flipkart said they are concentrating to create impactful partnerships that offer great consumer experience while generating additional opportunities for improvement of the whole ecosystem as it scales for the BBD,” Amitesh Jha, senior vice-president, Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart, declared.
Flipkart being the front runner in e-commerce puts great emphasis on training and investment in the workforce and makes great contributes to skill development which in-turn enhances employability.
Flipkart through a mix of classroom and digital training is undertaking training programs for its direct hires in various aspects of the supply chain strengthening their understanding of supply chain management.
These include the handling of hand-held devices along with the customer service, delivery, installation, safety and sanitization measures.
Flipkart declared that the training during this period will help impart future-ready skills for the participating workforce, facilitating career advancement in the fast-growing e-commerce industry in India.
For seller partners, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and artisans – 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 method of hiring and upskilling is being done following the government’s National talent Development Mission.
In a separate statement, Flipkart said it will now enable customers to get their goods and service tax identification number (GSTIN) on their invoices, thereby allowing them to claim the input tax credit on their purchases.
The platform will serve different types and sizes of organizations across corporates, offices attached to facilities like manufacturing and warehousing, clinics, law firms, consultancies and institutes including service organizations like schools, colleges, hospitals, banks, salons amongst others.
Capabilities like GST invoicing for office-related purchases will any facilitate these organizations to save cash and re-allot resources suitably.
Flipkart has seen an average query of over 4,000 per month pursuing such skills to support their companies.
Businesses need to choose a product that has GST-enabled sellers to help GST input tax credit, add their GSTIN details during checkout and claim the GST invoice to claim the advantage.