Flipkart Hiring: 23,000 Employees due to Second Wave COVID!! E-commerce marketplace Flipkart said on Tuesday in the past three months, over March – May 2021, it has hired 23,000 people across the country in various capacities across its supply chain, including delivery executives.
“The growing demand for e-commerce services across the country as people continue to remain indoors to fight the virus has necessitated a ramp-up of our supply chain, creating thousands of employment opportunities”,Senior vice-president, Supply Chain at Flipkart, Hemant Badri said.
“The Flipkart are actively hiring across various departments and we have ramped up our delivery operations as a result of higher demand in various categories,” a company official confirmed to the TNIE. Delivery executives will form a chunk of the new hires by the e-commerce firm as it focuses on enabling quicker hyperlocal service “The growing demand for e-commerce services across the country as people continue to remain indoors to fight the virus has necessitated a ramp up of our supply chain, creating thousands of employment opportunities.
All new hires will be covered with our healthcare and wellness initiatives to ensure their safety during these testing times.” Hemant Badri, Senior Vice-President, Supply Chain at Flipkart said, adding that the e-tailer has also been partnering with several neighbourhood kirana stores.
Amid Covid-19, the safety of its employees, customers, sellers, and ecosystem partners is a top priority for Flipkart. From strict safety regulations and protocols across its warehouses to driving awareness on Covid safety behaviour, the company is also undertaking training programs for its direct hires in various aspects of the supply chain.
These trainings are being undertaken through mobile applications such as WhatsApp, Zoom, and Hangout, along with Flipkart’s own Learning Management System (LMS), the company added.
Across product categories, Flipkart said healthcare, medical equipment and groceries have seen a massive increase in demand during the pandemic even as the supply of non-essentials remains barred.