According to Elixir Consulting, with rapid expansion of the E-commerce industry, there are thousands of new job openings in the sector, especially at the mid and higher levels. With large global online retailers setting up shops and gaining substantial consumer base, the industry has grown substantially compared to last year and the overall hiring for this year is at least 150 per cent more than what these companies hired last year, fuelled mostly by substantial customer acquisition by consumer Internet companies and funding by private equity players or venture capitalists. In 2012 the hiring is expected to grow by 45-50 percent.
As it is an evolving vertical in terms of job opportunity it has the potential of higher growth, similar to that of IT services, which was witnessed a decade back. Mainly, leaders from the IT services industries are moving towards the E-commerce, as both the industries require similar skills. With growing internet consumer base, the industry is bound to be the game changer for at least the next five years.
Source: The Economic Times