Ahead of the festive season, Amazon India creates more than 1 lakh seasonal job opportunities
Amazon India has announced that it has created more than 1,10,000 seasonal job opportunities across its operations network, ahead of the festive season.
Amazon India on Thursday announced that it has created more than 1,10,000 seasonal job opportunities across its operations network, ahead of the festive season.
These opportunities include direct and indirect jobs across India in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Chennai, among others.
As per the information provided by the e-commerce giant, majority of these new hires have joined Amazon’s existing network of associates and will support them to pick, pack, ship and deliver customer orders safely and efficiently.
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New hires also include Customer Service associates, some of whom are part of the Virtual Customer Service model that offers the flexibility to work from the comfort of one’s home.
These new jobs are in addition to the 8,000 job opportunities that Amazon recently announced during its first ever Career Day in India, earlier this month.
"The seasonal opportunities are yet another step forward in Amazon India’s commitment to create 1 million new job opportunities in the country by 2025," Amazon said in a statement.
“During the festive season, customers across the country rely on Amazon for safe, reliable and fast delivery of their shopping orders. An additional workforce of over 110,000 will help us strengthen our fulfilment, delivery and customer service capabilities, and will be instrumental in driving an exceptional customer experience," said Akhil Saxena, VP - Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon.
"The hiring will also support tens of thousands of individuals with livelihood and financial independence. With diversity, equity, and inclusion being at the center of all our people endeavors, we welcome associates from all walks of life to help us deliver a joyful festive season for our customers and sellers across India,” he added.
Amazon India has been working towards creating opportunities for underrepresented cohorts such as people with disabilities, women, military veterans and the LGBTQIA+ community. This year, the seasonal hiring has further strengthened its inclusive workforce by adding 50% more women, close to 60% more persons with disabilities and more than 100% increase in LGBTQAI+ representation, over last year, as per the information provided by the company.
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