The temporary hires would function out of its fulfilment centers in India as part of their delivery network.
E-commerce giant Amazon will hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in India. The temporary hires would function out of Amazon India's fulfilment centers as part of their delivery network, the company said while reiterating its commitment to India's workforce, which in recent times have faced job cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These temporary associates will work alongside the existing supply chain staff at the online marketplace helping to pick, pack, ship and deliver orders to customers. These jobs will include part-time flexible work opportunities being offered through the US retailer's newly launched Amazon Flex service.
Akhil Saxena, VP - Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon, said: “We want to continue helping customers all over India get everything they need so they can continue to practice social distancing.
The move will also keep as many people as possible working during this pandemic while providing a safe work environment for them.”