Ecom Express on Monday announced that it will be creating 30,000+ seasonal employment through September and October across its Fulfilment Centres, Hubs, Sortation Centres and Delivery Centres.
The company is gearing up for the anticipated surge in online shopping during the festive season and the increasing preference for doorstep deliveries. The majority of the hires will be delivery personnel, hub and sorting centre associates and workforce for the warehousing activities, the company said.
These seasonal positions have been created across the country with 3/4th of the hiring beyond metros as well as cities including, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vijayawada, Chandigarh, Indore, Patna, Lucknow, Kanpur, Bhopal and Jaipur.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made our services more relevant than ever. We plan to hire over 30,000 people for seasonal roles and anticipate some of the hires to move into permanent roles after the festive season. At a time when millions of Indians are looking for work, we have made great efforts to contribute towards helping our communities wade through the crisis and provide them with the opportunities to earn livelihood. We have increased our engagement across multiple models to bring seamless hiring and fulfil the required vacancies.’’~ Saurabh Deep Singla, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, Ecom Express
Over the last few years, about 30% of people hired by Ecom Express for seasonal jobs were later regularised in permanent positions post the festive seasons.
Even during these unprecedented times, the company between June and July hired over 7000 employees across various business functions to keep the supply chain running for e-commerce industry and in ensuring safe and timely deliveries.
To keep up with the festive demand, Ecom Express has added over a million square feet area across its Hubs, Sortation and Fulfilment Centres in Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Vijayawada.
Furthermore, the company has also added 200 delivery centres across India with newer expansions in Himachal Pradesh and North East besides making a foray into Andaman and Nicobar which takes its count of delivery centres to over 3000. With this expansion, the company’s reach now extends to 27,000+ PIN-codes in the country.
“As a logistics partner to more than 2000 e-commerce companies in India, all our strategic expansions are directed towards aligning infrastructure ramp up to support better customer experience during this festive season. With the anticipated surge in online shopping, especially witnessed after the pandemic, the added manpower, expansion, and automation will strengthen and power Ecom Express’ network in ensuring seamless service and experience to customers consistently.”~ Siddharth Agarwal, Vice President and Head of Strategy and Planning, Ecom Express
The company has invested in hi-speed automated sorters at centres, as well, and added capacity to handle a surge in volumes.