The transfer will maintain “as many individuals as attainable working throughout this pandemic whereas offering a protected work surroundings for them,” mentioned a senior Amazon government.
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Amazon.com Inc’s India unit mentioned it might rent 50,000 short-term employees to satisfy a surge in on-line procuring within the nation, the place clients have been caught indoors for 2 months in a lockdown to struggle the coronavirus outbreak.
E-commerce corporations confronted huge disruption within the preliminary days of the lockdown in India, however a gradual easing of the stringent laws has allowed them to renew massive elements of their operations.
“We need to proceed serving to clients throughout India get all the things they want to allow them to proceed to apply social distancing,” Amazon senior government Akhil Saxena mentioned in an announcement on the corporate’s weblog.
“(The transfer) will even maintain as many individuals as attainable working throughout this pandemic whereas offering a protected work surroundings for them,” mentioned Saxena, Amazon’s VP for buyer achievement operations in APAC, MENA & Latam.
The short-term hires will work in Amazon’s achievement facilities and as a part of its supply community, the corporate mentioned, making the announcement at a time when numerous different corporations within the nation have been compelled to chop jobs as they attempt to tide over the well being disaster.
Amazon itself has pushed its annual world Prime Day occasion, historically a summer season affair, to September, the Wall Road Journal reported on Thursday.
In India, the place the Jeff Bezos-led firm faces stiff competitors from Walmart Inc’s Flipkart, Amazon earlier mentioned it plans to create 1 million jobs by 2025.
The corporate additionally mentioned on Thursday it plans to enter the meals supply enterprise in India, pitting itself towards well-established startups reminiscent of Swiggy and Zomato.