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E-commerce firm Flipkart plans to generate over 20 lakh jobs in 2015

Bangalore-based Flipkart
recently announced that it will generate over 20 lakh jobs through its
marketplace and ancillary services this year.

The online marketplace
expects 60% of this employment to be generated in the logistics and warehousing
sector, reports the Financial Express.

Bangalore-based Flipkart
recently announced that it will generate over 20 lakh jobs through its
marketplace and ancillary services this year.

The online marketplace
expects 60% of this employment to be generated in the logistics and warehousing
sector, reports the Financial Express.

“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,” Ankit Nagori, Flipkart Senior Vice President – Marketplace, said
in a statement. He added, that going by past trends, Flipkart is confident that
it will “generate close to two million jobs this year.”

The rapid
development of the e-commerce ecosystem in India will contribute towards the
generation of employment across sectors. In 2014, over half a million jobs are
estimated to have been created in the e-commerce space.

Flipkart said
the marketplace model has opened up opportunities in metros and non-metro
cities. “This year, nearly 50-60 per cent 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,” Flipkart said.

Sellers will
also play a vital role in creation of jobs across India — sellers of home
products, apparels, mobile accessories and small appliances will generate the
maximum employment, it added. The growth and expansion of their businesses will
generate a minimum of 20-25 jobs per seller this year, it said.

Flipkart said it
is offering a range of SME training programmes across 20 cities in association
with Ministry of Labour to train and guide interested people. These programmes,
which is aimed at helping people upgrade their skills, will be scaled to 40
cities in the next six months, Flipkart said.

Launched in
October 2007, Flipkart has 30,000 sellers and over three crore registered
customers. The company has tied up with various government bodies like FISME,
DGET, NIFT, Ministry of Labour, and DC Handlooms to open up the e-commerce
marketplace model to the Indian micro industries.

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