Amazon — the ‘most attractive employer’ in India — plans to create a million jobs

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Amazon — the ‘most attractive employer’ in India — plans to create a million jobs
  • E-commerce giant Amazon is planning to expand its team in India — creating nearly 1 million direct and indirect jobs over the next five years.

  • Presently, the ecommerce platform employs over 700,000 people in India.

  • Amazon India was pegged as the most ‘attractive employer brand,’ by Randstad.

  • Bezos announced a $1 billion investment towards digitising businesses in India.

E-commerce giant Amazon is planning to create nearly a million jobs over the next five years, both directly and indirectly. These jobs will be created across verticals — Information Technology, content creation, retail and skill development.


“We’ve seen huge contributions from our employees, extraordinary creativity from the small businesses we’ve partnered with, and great enthusiasm from the customers who shop with us—and we’re excited about what lies ahead,” Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon said.

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Amazon India was pegged as the most ‘attractive employer brand,’ by Randstad. That was credited to the financial health, keeping up with technological developments and its reputation.


The company was also ranked as the second best company to work in India, according to LinkedIn.

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Four times growth in employee base

Currently, the ecommerce platform employs over 700,000 people in India, and the development is expected to take the employee count to 1.7 million by 2025. “Since 2014, Amazon has grown its employee base more than four times,” said Amazon.


The announcement comes in the backdrop of Jeff Bezos’ visit to India to recognise micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). He had already announced a $1 billion investment towards digitising businesses in India.
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The company also plans to invest in infrastructure, technology and logistics.


The company said that the move is inline with the government’s skilling initiatives — which aims at training over 400 million in two years. The company has taken several steps to counter skill shortage via training modules and Amazon WebServices (AWS) Educate’s cloud computing certification programmes. It also rolled out AI/ML certifications.
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“Amazon’s job creation commitment and investment in traders and MSMEs complement these social inclusion and social mobility efforts by creating more opportunities for people in India to find employment, build skills, and expand entrepreneurship opportunities,” the company said.



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