E-tailers to hire 60,000 this year
India’s e-commerce companies such as Flipkart may be at odds with foreign rivals such as Amazon on whether or not to allow foreign direct investment, but they seem to be on the same page in anticipating an inflection point for the sector. Between them, the 10 top e-commerce firms plan to hire 60,000 people for the year ending March 31, 2015, the highest in a year for the fledgling industry. The job creation data is for the entire ecosystem: ancillary units, supply chain and logistics and temporary employees. “The hiring may touch 1 lakh overall, but 60,000 is a safe bet. FY15 will be the inflection point for the e-commerce sector,” said Ashish Jhalani, founder of eTailingindia, a research firm that tracks the e-commerce industry.
Read the Economic Times news report here.