As e-commerce retail sales increase globally, companies generate more revenue while creating new job opportunities for many. A career in retail exposes you to supply chain, product marketing, pricing, customer service, among others. Read the articles below to learn more about how e-commerce boosts India’s job market.
e-commerce to generate 50,000 additional jobs.
Market pundits have positive predictions for the e-commerce sector in India, which include an impressive number of new jobs and a greater reach for the sector. Aditya Narayan Mishra, president of Staffing at Randstad India, says, “We notice a lot of action in this area because companies are looking to increase their consumer base.”He expects a 20 per cent growth for the sector in the current year, with an additional 50,000 jobs being created. As a result of greater Internet penetration, residents of tier-2 and tier-3 cities are increasingly turning to e-commerce to have their needs met.
“Most vacancies will be on the technology side, supply chain management, digital marketing, back-office support and warehouse management. I expect it to be among the top 10 hiring sectors this year. But, most of these jobs will be created at the bottom of the pyramid,” says Aditya.
“Candidates are open about the structure mainly because of the positive image created by big players like Flipkart and Amazon. The fact that heavyweights such as Ratan Tata have invested in the sector has helped,” he adds.
“Creating a niche market for themselves will be a challenge. From the employers' perspective, the industry must find people who are talented and who will stay on for long terms. At present, the jobs may be quite attractive, but the retention level is quite low,” says Aditya.
Read more at The Hindu
ecommerce goes the extra mile.
Ecommerce players are scrambling for delivery staff as they gear up ahead of what is the most crucial Diwali in years.With the two largest online players, Flipkart and Amazon, leading the demand as they go head-to-head with their flagship sales kicking off on the same day, leading staffing firms say they are seeing a 20-30% jump in demand for last-mile delivery personnel this festive season.
Read more at The Economic Times
e-commerce hiring expects 50,000 jobs.
At least one in every nine students graduating from the 2015 batch across IITs is likely to join an e-commerce firm or a start-up, according to recruiters. E-commerce companies are expected to make a minimum of 1,000 job offers during the first quarter of 2015 to meet aggressive growth plans.The booming Internet commerce sector (e-commerce) was one of the major growth drivers of the economy in 2014. The nascent, yet growing, industry not only played a crucial role in generating new jobs but also in perking up salaries.
War for talent
Besides, the war for talent is turning fierce as large business houses including Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla, Tata, Future Group and Arvind Retail are now clashing with early movers Flipkart, Snapdeal and Jabong to hire managers. With foreign players such as Amazon, Rakuten and Alibaba expanding aggressively, hiring is expected to grow by over 30 per cent and may create up to 50,000 jobs in the next 2-3 years, says human resources consultancy Randstad India.
Read more at The Hindu Business Line
e-commerce players as new recruiters in 2014.
The year 2014 saw companies in emerging sectors such as e-commerce becoming favourites among job seekers as freshers as well as middle-level and senior managers joined companies like Flipkart , Amazon, Olacabs and Zomato. Industry insiders say e-commerce companies are offering around Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh annual compensation coupled with other benefits that are way ahead of what jobs across other sectors offer. Start-ups flocked to campuses to recruit double the number of fresh graduates they did in 2013.
According to human resources consultancy Randstad India, hiring in the e-commerce sector is likely to rise by 20-30 per cent in the next few years on the back of entry of domestic online start-ups and e-commerce multinationals into India, as also because of setting up of back-office operations for various global businesses.
Read more at The Business Today
a career in ecommerce has become popular.
The e-commerce sector has been growing in popularity for many years. It is an industry where hardworking and creative individuals thrive–using their soft skills like organization, adaptability, and attention to detail to make an e-commerce business successful.
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