Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India’s largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) solution providers today announced the addition of 10,100 + seasonal jobs ahead of the upcoming festive season.
As per MLL, a significant number of these employees will be retained in various operations.
In addition to this, the company also added 40% staff to its third-party workforce during the pandemic.
Staying true to its five-year roadmap, the company is actively employing differently-abled persons, ex-servicemen from the armed forces and bridging the gender diversity gap by hiring more women from various backgrounds and experience, the company said.
In FY21, MLL aims to hire over 500 persons with disabilities both on its rolls and the rolls of its business partners.
Furthermore, bridging the gender gap in the logistics sector, Mahindra Logistics initiated a special initiative called – ‘Udaan’ – a second careers (comeback) program and second career internship program for women at all levels, functions and divisions.
The company, which has already started hiring women under Udaan program, plans to take this number to 50 by 2021. MLL has also recently started hiring associates from the transgender community at their warehouse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra.
“We encourage and value diversity amongst our employees, associates, business partners, customers and communities. It is therefore imperative to make MLL attractive for millennials, provide equal opportunity to women as well as persons with disabilities, recruit employees from diverse backgrounds like armed forces, and LGBTQIA workforce.”~Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra Logistics Limited
We remain committed to our larger RISE purpose, by empowering these associates with skills which enables their long-term career development & employment”, he adds.
In line with skilling of the workforce, MLL in the last 2 years has trained around 20,000 personnel (including drivers and warehouse operators) under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme of the Government of India, informed the company.