50,000 jobs coming up…

E-commerce giant Amazon is creating 50,000 jobs in India. The company announced this in a blog post. “The associates will join other thousands of associates across Amazon India’s fulfilment and delivery network and assist them to pick, pack, ship and deliver customers’ orders more efficiently,” said the company in a blog post.

According to Amazon, it has opened these seasonal job positions to meet the surge in demand from online shoppers

“This will be a variety of roles in their fulfilment centres and delivery network including part-time flexible work opportunities as independent contractors with Amazon Flex,” said the company in a blog post.

Amazon claims that it has made close to 100 significant process changes in its operations for the safety of its people which include mandatory face covering, daily temperature checks in buildings, increased frequency and intensity of cleaning at all sites including regular sanitisation of frequently touched areas, and awareness-building among associates on safety requirements around hand-washing and hand sanitisation.

“(The move) will also keep as many people as possible working during this pandemic while providing a safe work environment for them,” said Akhil Saxena, Amazon’s VP for customer fulfillment operations in APAC, MENA & Latam.

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