Reliance group’s retail arm is planning to hire and fill 60,000 junior to mid-level positions over the next three quarters, many of them at its outlets.
Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd hiring come at a time when the retail business has tied up with several global brands opened new outlets and plans to open many more in the next few months. The hiring will be across many of their outlets.
The head of an executive search firm said, “The retail business of Reliance Industries has mammoth expansion plans, which includes hiring 150-200 senior executives who will be given posts of vice-president and above.
“They are being recruited from the competition and global chains”, the head of an executive search firm added.
Reliance Retail Ventures has inked several tie-ups in the past few months. They include unit Reliance Retail Ltd signing a long-term franchise agreement with American apparel firm Gap Inc in July.
“Currently, the hiring what they’re doing is on the temp or the staffing level hiring. So, the major chunk got hired in north India, along with pockets of Madhya Pradesh. But major hiring happened around Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan—in these belts,” he said.
Reliance Retail opened 720 stores in the quarter, taking the total count to 15,916. Reliance Retail added more than 17,000 jobs during the quarter for a total of 379,000.
Since its inception in 2006, Reliance Retail has grown to cater to millions of customers, and thousands of farmers and vendors. Reliance Retail has been ranked as the fastest growing retailer in the world in Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2020 index. It is ranked 56th in the list of Top Global Retailers and is the only Indian Retailer to feature in the Top 100.
Reliance Retail has more than 150 million loyal customers buying across all its formats. It recorded more than 640 million footfalls across all its stores in FY20, a scale unmatched by any other retailer in India.