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05 September 2023

Daily Newsletter

05 September 2023

Flipkart to create more than 100,000 new jobs

The company aims to deliver more than 40% of shipments through its Kirana delivery programme.

Jangoulun Singsit September 05 2023

India-based e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has revealed plans to create more than 100,000 direct and indirect jobs to meet the demand of the festive season.

The retailer will offer job opportunities across its supply chain, including fulfilment centres, sortation centres and delivery hubs.

In a press statement, Flipkart said that the hiring drive will create opportunities for diverse supply chain talent such as local Kirana delivery partners, women and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

New hirings will undergo training in the supply chain process for their respective function and will be trained to use hand-held devices, point-of-sale machines, scanners, various mobile applications and more.

The announcement to increase the workforce comes as Flipkart scaled its supply chain with last-mile distribution hubs and large-scale fulfilment centres this year.

The e-commerce added more than 1.9 million ft² of space across Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana and other states.

Through its Kirana delivery programme, Flipkart plans to deliver more than 40% of shipments during the festive event.

Flipkart Group senior vice-president, supply chain, customer experience and re-commerce head Hemant Badri said: “This year, we are also creating over a lakh new job opportunities in our supply chain while also investing in skilling initiatives to deliver an elevated customer experience as we strengthen our footprint across the country.

“As we continue to broaden our supply chain capabilities each year, we aim to not only enhance the prosperity of our partners but also to amplify their contributions in expanding our delivery spectrum of diverse products across remote corners of India.”

Last month, Walmart-owned Flipkart opened its first grocery fulfilment centre in Ludhiana, Punjab.

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