Bangalore-based e-commerce giant Flipkart has announced that it will generate over 20 lakh jobs and expects 60 percent of this employment to be generated in the logistics and warehousing sector.
"Sellers on our marketplace have been directly responsible for driving employment within their own communities. In fact, e-commerce support facilities like merchandizing, buying, packaging and cataloging have generated more than 75,000 jobs in the last one year," said Ankit Nagori, Senior Vice President (Marketplace), Flipkart.
“Going by past trends, Flipkart is confident that it will generate close to two million jobs this year", he added.
"This year, nearly 50-60 percent of employment will be created in tier II and III cities. For instance, cities like Jaipur and Baroda have already become the ancillary industry hubs (cataloging and packaging) and they will continue to generate more opportunities in the future," said the Bangalore based firm.