Flipkart plans to ramp up its delivery and logistics service with 10,000 temporary hires to meet the demand from the festive season.
Most e-commerce companies usually launch offers to boost sales during the upcoming festive period.
"With the festive season coming in, we are confident that Big Billion Days (sale) will be bigger and better than before this year.
"In addition to having the new capability of alternate delivery model, we are looking at hiring more than 10,000 temporary staff in logistics and last mile across the country," Flipkart chief administrative officer said.
Even the company’s Executive Chairman, Sachin Bansal, who stepped down from his CEO role earlier this year, admitted at a recent town hall meeting that responsibility for performance lies with everybody, including the leadership.
Denying BusinessLine’s latest report about the etailer laying off 800 employees from its tech and corporate team over the next few months, Seth said “We confirm that there are no plans for any lay-offs in the coming months. Your information is totally false, baseless and untrue.”
Asked about the company’s voluntary and involuntary attrition rates, he said “our attrition rate is as per industry standards.”
Flipkart's rival Snapdeal also expects creation of 10,000 temporary jobs at the company between September 15 to November 15, with the positions mostly being in logistics to ensure smooth deliveries.