Flipkart to generate over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect jobs

Walmart-owned Flipkart said it will help generate over 70,000 direct and lakhs of indirect seasonal jobs this festive season.
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U.S. retail giant Walmart will lead a $1.2 billion investment in its Indian e-commerce unit Flipkart, giving it a valuation of $24.9 billion.

Flipkart said the direct jobs will be across supply chain — delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters — while there will be additional indirect jobs at Flipkart’s seller partner locations and kiranas,

said Amitesh Jha, senior vice president, Ekart and Marketplace at Flipkart, said onboarding of more than 50,000 kiranas for the last-mile delivery will create thousands of seasonal jobs to deliver millions of packages.

Flipkart is undertaking training programs for its direct hires in various aspects of the supply chain through a mix of classroom and digital training, enhancing their understanding of supply chain management.

The e-commerce company said it is now enabling customers to get their GSTIN on their invoices, thereby allowing them to claim input tax credit on their purchases.

The capability to allow GSTIN on their invoices will help millions of business entities – to claim input tax credit on their business related purchases, saving up to 28 percent on their purchases.

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