Amazon reports creating more than 11 lakh jobs so far in India
The jobs fall under IT, e-commerce, logistics, manufacturing, content creation, and skill development amongst others.
New Delhi: The e-commerce giant, Amazon on Sunday reported that in total it has created over 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India so far. Besides, the company is on the target of creating 20 lakh direct and indirect jobs by 2025.
“We have cumulatively created over 11.6 lakh jobs, enabled nearly $5 billion in exports, and digitised over 40 lakh MSMEs in India,” said Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business Amazon India.
The jobs fall under IT, e-commerce, logistics, manufacturing, content creation, and skill development amongst others. Previously, Amazon aims to export a total of $20 billion from India by 2025, thereby doubling its goal. In 2020, Amazon also promises to process $10 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025.
Besides, in 2020, the company had promised to digitise 1 crore MSMEs.
So far, Amazon has digitised over 40 lakh MSMEs including sellers, artisans and weavers, delivery and logistic service partners, and others.
“Technology and mobile internet will continue to positively impact India’s economic growth, and we see Amazon playing a larger role in the country’s digital transformation and a modern, thriving digital economy,” Tiwary added.
Last year, the company declared the $250 million Amazon Smbhav Venture Fundae to invest in start-ups and entrepreneurs who are focussed on technology innovations.
Already, it has invested in start-ups like MyGlamm, M1xchange, and Small Case.