E-commerce, Retail, and Technology giant Amazon plans to hire more than 8,000 direct workforces across 35 cities in India this year including corporate, technology, customer service, and operations roles in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Noida, among others.
Deepti Varma, Amazon HR Leader – Corporate, APAC, and MENA said, “Amazon is also hiring for machine learning applied sciences and in support functions like HR, finance, legal, etc. The company aims for 20 lakh job openings, both direct and indirect, by 2025, and has already created 10 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India”
Amazon gave jobs to 3 lakh people, both direct and indirect, and made the entire hiring process virtual during the pandemic, Deepti said in the statement.
Deepti further said, “As Amazon is growing in India with plans to hire in numbers, the company plans to showcase itself as an exciting place to work through its first-ever Career Day in India on September 16,”
“This virtual-interactive event will bring together Amazon leadership and employees to share what makes Amazon an exciting workplace, what it is like to work there, and how the company is steadfast in its commitment to help India unleash its true potential in the 21st century,” she added.
The company’s Global Senior Vice President and Country Head Amit Agarwal said, “India is the second-largest technology hub for Amazon. This Career Day, we look forward to sharing our long-term commitment to tapping into India’s potential in the 21st century, and career opportunities to empower and enable this legacy,”
Amazon’s workforce has ballooned during the pandemic as more people stayed home and ordered essentials from the shopping site, despite other companies having to lay off workers. Last year alone, Amazon hired 5,00,000 people.
The company is going on another hiring spree with plans to hire 55,000 people around the world. Around 40,000 of those roles will be in the US.
Amazon had previously planned to call most US employees back to the office. Due to rising Covid-19 cases, last month the tech giant said it’s postponing a return to the office for corporate employees until January 2022. With PTI Inputs