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Flipkart, Amazon create 42,000 temporary jobs this festive season

Temporary employment opportunities are up 25% over last year as firms staff-up to meet festive season demand

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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There's good for job seekers amid the economic slowdown. According to reports, temporary employment opportunities are up 25 per cent over last year as rushed to staff-up for the  

According to the Economic Times, demand for temporary staff has been pushed by online sales and festive shopping. Citing staffing firms and e-commerce companies, the financial daily reported that temporary jobs, mainly in delivery and logistics, had reached a new high.

Quoting Yeshab Giri, head of IT staffing & specialties at Randstad India, an HR service provider, the report said that nearly 130,000 could be created during the festive period in 2017. In fact, according to the report, e-commerce majors and alone created over 42,000 during their sales. While hired over 20,000 temporary staff as its festive sale approached, was said to be adding over 22,000 temporary staff, the financial daily added.

As reported earlier, the festive season, which lasts nearly five months starting from Ganesh puja till New Year, requires additional staff to handle the spike in orders and deliveries. The demand is especially high for e-commerce companies, logistics, FMCG, hospitality, retail, supply chain, and transport.

in these industries report almost 40-50 per cent of their total business during the festive period such as Diwali and Christmas and hire a lot of temporary resources, including interns and youngsters from colleges and academic institutions.

Apart from and Amazon, demand for temporary workers has surged at like and a number of financial technology like Paytm, Mobikwik, and Aditya Birla Money, the Economic Times report said while citing staffing firms. 

To meet their requirements during the festive season, are set to hire close to 100,000 people as temporary workers, has reported last week. 

TeamLease Services Executive Vice-President Rituparna Chakraborty told moneycontrol that the temporary hiring drive would continue all the way to February 2018. She added that between 50,000 to 60,000 would be created during the festival season.

First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 11:14 IST