Logistics service provider Delhivery on Wednesday informed that it is aiming to create 15,000 seasonal jobs in order to cater to the surge in volumes during the festive season. The company said it is geared up to ship 65 million to 75 million packages in the upcoming festive season — almost a 100% growth over the last year.
Delhivery’s seasonal job openings will span over last mile, first-mile pickups, hubs, service centres, including security personnel and drivers.
In light of the upcoming festive season, e-commerce major Amazon India also created more than one lakh seasonal jobs and earlier this month logistics service provider Ecom express also announced to hire 30000+ workforce ahead of the festive season.
Delhivery said it looks forward to improving its last-mile delivery capacity through its various partner programmes, on-boarding individual bikers, transporters, local kiranas and businesses.
“Our overall physical footprint across India has doubled in the last one year to over 12 million sq ft, including the launch of mega trucking terminals in Bilaspur, Bhiwandi and Bengaluru ahead of the festive season,”~ Sandeep Barasia, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, Delhivery
“In line with our original plan, we will invest over INR 300 crore on expansion in the coming 18-24 months, increasing our fleet size and setting up more mega trucking terminals,” Mr Barasia said.
Also, Delhivery aims to ramp up its partner sign-ups to more than 25,000 across India, doubling the existing base with a revenue payout of over a INR 100 crore just to the last-mile partners this season.
Over 12,000 businesses and individuals have partnered with Delhivery and have access to its infrastructure and technology to extend its fulfillment platform through their product and operations.
“We continue to make significant investments to build world-class infrastructure,” Mr Barasia said.
Delhivery has a nationwide network extending beyond 17,500 pin codes and 2,300 cities.The company said it has successfully fulfilled over 750 million transactions since inception and works with over 10,000 direct customers.