Flipkart to offer 70,000 jobs in India ahead of 'Big Billion Days'
Walmart's company said it would also sign up more than 50,000 kiranas, or small grocery stores, for last-mile delivery.
On Tuesday, Walmart Inc's Flipkart said it would generate 70,000 new jobs and employ more delivery partners and in different roles as it organises for a gush in online shopping during the hectic Indian festive season.
Flipkart, Amazon.com Inc's Indian unit and Reliance Industries Ltd's young e-commerce business are competing for a share of the booming online retail market that expected a big boost from the Covid-19 pandemic as more Indians used their smartphones for shopping for groceries and other items.
Flipkart's "Big Billion Days", designed on the lines of Amazon's Prime Day, rakes in its biggest sales for the year. The four- or five-day long sale generally starts around October to tap India's festive season, which lasts till Diwali.
Flipkart said it would also sign up over 50,000 kiranas, or small grocery stores, for the last-mile delivery.
"While creating direct job opportunities across Flipkart's supply chain, that include delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters, there will also be additional indirect jobs created at Flipkart's seller partner locations and (local corner stores)," the company said in an emailed statement.
Earlier this month, the e-commerce company, Flipkart launched an online wholesale service, Flipkart Wholesale, for mom-and-pop stores and other small businesses.