Flipkart, Amazon to hire 80,000 people to handle mega-sale days

Walmart-owned-Flipkart and Amazon have hired over 80,000 people to manage their operations and cater to the needs of consumers during the mega-sale-days likely to begin from 10th October 2018.

In an attempt to win the sale war Flipkart recruited 30,000 new employees in the recent month. Moreover, It added 16 centres fulfilling flex requirement along with 15 mother hubs to boost its supply chain and infrastructure network.

Flipkart stated, “The hiring and upskilling of the newly-recruited staff is in line with the government’s National Skill Development Mission and will provide a major boost to the local employment and the economy. All hired personnel undergo training in supply chain process for their respective function, and are trained to handle Hand-Held Devices, PoS Machines, scanners, various mobile applications and ERPs.”, reported Live Mint.

On the flip, Amazon engaged 50,000 temporary employees to pack, ship, delivery and pick return orders in populous cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai. There is a significant number of workers hired in calls centres in 16 centres of Amazon India.

Amazon India Vice-President (India customer fulfilment) Akhil Saxena said, “the company had more than doubled the number of seasonal associates in its fulfilment network and customer service sites compared to the previous festive season.”

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