Flipkart says Big Billion Days will create 70,000 direct jobs in festivals

BBD requires investments for capacity, storage, sorting, packaging, human resources, training, and delivery
E-commerce giant Flipkart said it will help generate over 70,000 direct and millions of indirect seasonal jobs as it gears up for the upcoming festive season and its Big Billion Days (BBD).

This would create direct job opportunities across the Walmart-owned company’s supply chain, including delivery executives, pickers, packers, and sorters. Additional indirect jobs will be created at Flipkart’s seller-partner locations and kirana stores, the firm said. This will be supplemented by job creation at ancillaries like vendor locations, freight partners, as the entire ecosystem scales up.

 “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 up for the BBD,” said Amitesh Jha, senior vice-president, Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart.

“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 up their businesses during this time, we’re doing our part to drive growth in the industry and the economy.”

BBD requires investments for capacity, storage, sorting, packaging, human resources, training, and delivery. The onboarding of more than 50,000 kirana stores by Flipkart for last-mile delivery will also create thousands of seasonal jobs.

Flipkart is conducting training programmes for its direct hires on various aspects of supply chain management through a mix of classroom and digital training. These include customer service, delivery, installation and safety, and sanitisation measures, along with the handling of handheld devices, PoS machines, scanners, various mobile apps and enterprise resource planning.

For millions of seller-partners, micro, small and medium enterprises and artisans, Flipkart provides separate training in warehouse management and packaging. The hiring and upskilling is being done, following the central government’s National Skill Development Mission.

Flipkart said it has a tech-enabled robust supply chain, delivering millions of shipments across 100 per cent serviceable pincodes serving millions of consumers. The company said it has created millions of local job opportunities over the years through its supply chain.

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