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Amazon to hire 8,000 direct workforce in India this year

The company aims for 20 lakh job openings, both direct & indirect by 2025.

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Mumbai: Amazon has announced its plans to hire more than 8,000 direct workforce across 35 cities in India this year, across corporate, technology, customer service and operations roles. 

The global e-commerce giant has embarked on a hiring spree recently and this latest announcement comes on the back of its plans to hire 55,000 people worldwide, announced earlier.

"We have more than 8,000 direct job openings across 35 cities in the country, including cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata, Noida, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Pune, Surat. These job opportunities are spread across corporate, technology, customer service, and operations roles," Amazon HR leader - corporate, APAC, and MENA Deepti Varma told PTI.

Varma added that the company is also hiring for machine learning applied sciences and roles in support functions like HR, finance, legal, among others.

She said the e-tailer aims for 20 lakh job openings, both direct and indirect, by 2025, and has already created 10 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India. "Even during the pandemic, Amazon gave jobs to three lakh people, both direct and indirect, and made the entire hiring process virtual," she stated.

Meanwhile, as Amazon is growing in India and has plans to hire in big numbers, the company plans to showcase itself as an exciting place to work through its first-ever Career Day in India on 16 September.

This virtual and interactive event will bring together Amazon leadership and employees to share what makes the company an exciting workplace, what it is like to work here and how the company is steadfast in its commitment to help India unleash its true potential in the 21st century, Varma said.

Besides, she said, the multiple global and India-focused sessions in the event, 140 Amazon recruiters will conduct 2,000 free, one-on-one career coaching sessions with job seekers across the country.

The recruiters will offer advice on how to approach the job search process effectively, resume-building skills, and interview tips that will help candidates in their search for the right jobs, she said.

Currently, Amazon employs over one lakh professionals across diverse areas like engineering, applied sciences, business management, supply chain, operations, finance, HR to analytics, content creation and acquisition, marketing, real estate, corporate security, video, music and many more, Varma said.

India is the second-largest technology hub for Amazon with Indian talent innovating for not just India, but also globally, noted Varma, while adding, “We are just getting started, and we are seeking passionate builders out there to join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to digitally transform India.

"This Career Day, we look forward to sharing our long-term commitment to tapping into India's potential in the 21st century, and career opportunities to empower and enable this legacy," said Amazon India, global senior vice president and country head, Amit Agarwal in a statement.  

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