Flipkart to create 4,000 jobs by opening 4 new facilities in Maharashtra
Walmart-run ecommerce major Flipkart on Tuesday said it is creating 4,000 jobs in Maharashtra by opening four new facilities.
These fulfilment and sortation centres are located in Bhiwandi and Nagpur, and aimed primarily at supporting the local sellers in the state and cater to the growing demand for ecommerce, a statement said.
The facilities are spread over 7 lakh sqft and will create 4,000 direct and indirect job opportunities, besides aiding local sellers access to the pan-India market, it said.
Maharashtra was classified as a key centre by the company from a supply chain standpoint. With the recent additions and expansion of existing facilities, Flipkart has a total of 12 supply chain facilities in the state spread across over 23 lakh square feet area, creating more than 20,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.
"Fresh investments will help support the growing customer demand for ecommerce in the state while supporting the growing seller ecosystem and boosting the local economy," it said, adding that the sellers have grown by 30 percent in the state over the last year.
The state's industries minister Subhash Desai welcomed the move by Flipkart to invest in Maharashtra.
In another development Walmart-owned Flipkart on Monday said it has partnered with HRX, which was co-founded by actor Hrithik Roshan, to launch a range of sports and fitness equipment for home workouts.
The HRX sports and fitness equipment range is a carefully curated array of products designed keeping in mind the needs of 'active fitness enthusiasts', a statement said.
(Disclaimer: Additional background information has been added to this PTI copy for context)
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