- There has been a 75% increment in Amazon’s job portal in India recently.
- Direct jobs created by Amazon in India stand at 60,000.
- Amazon is ranked No. 2 on LinkedIn’s Best Companies in India to Work with. (Source)
Amazon is aiming to create more than 1 million (direct/indirect) jobs in India. After Jeff Bezos visiting India 2nd time, it seems like the country has fascinated him like anything.
Not only his 3-day visit to India was mesmerizing, but he paid his tribute by investing billions in our country’s SMEs.
“I fall more in love with India every time I return here. The boundless energy, innovations and the grit of India people always inspire me” – Jeff Bezos.
While this news is appreciated by some, there were also criticisms saying that India doesn’t need any kind of favor.
But money is not the only thing Bezos has to offer to India. Before he went back to his den (America) he astounded millions and millions of people.
Jeff and his eCommerce giant Amazon are now on a journey to generate more than 1 million (direct/indirect) jobs in India by 2025.
Amazon has already generated around 7,00,000 jobs in India over the last 6 years. By 2025, the number of jobs in India generated by the eCommerce giant is said to be around 1.7 million.
Amazon said that its job creation is aligned with the policy of the government of India prioritizing skills majorly. The job will be across domains like IT, skills development, content creation, retail, logistics, and manufacturing.
By 2022 Amazon is aiming to train and develop around 400 million people from rural and urban areas. Jeff was fascinated by the dedication and willingness of locals in the country which motivated him to generate a plethora of job opportunities in India through his eCommerce company.
Amazon’s love for India is not restricted to investments through money or providing jobs in India. The eCommerce giant is said to add some 10,000 e-rikshaws in its delivery fleet. The company will also eliminate single-use plastic by June this year.
With all the initiatives taken by Jeff Bezos one thing is clear, for him US and India both are his favorite markets and he will do anything (and everything) to make sure that he taps the country and its potential in the right ways.
“We have seen huge contributions from our employees, extraordinary creativity from the small businesses we have partnered with, and great enthusiasm from the customers who shop with us.” – said Bezos.
During his short stint in India, Jeff Bezos met business tycoons, Mukesh Ambani, Kishore Biyani & Sunil Mittal. Amazon is one step closer to close a deal with Kishore Biyani on product sales online.