Amazon India Jobs Will Create 1 Million New Jobs by 2025

Amazon India Jobs 2020

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday announced that the e-commerce giant will create 1 million new jobs in India by 2025 through continued investments in technology, infrastructure, and its logistics network. This comes after A day during a public event the Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him.

The new expected jobs is on top of the 700,000 jobs Amazon has already created in the country since 2013 – thus totaling 1.7 million Amazon direct and indirect jobs by 2025, the company said in a statement.

“We are investing to create a million new jobs here in India over the next five years,” Bezos Quoted saying.

On Thursday, Goyal commented on Bezos announcement, saying Amazon is not doing India a favour by investing a billion dollars, but also raised concerns if its losses were a result of predatory pricing and if Amazon and Flipkart were gaining entry into multi-brand retail by using loopholes.

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Speaking at the Raisina Dialogues in Mumbai, Goyal tore into the MNC e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart, signalling a very strong government and policy intent to scrutinise their practices which traders and others have been protesting against.

More importantly, alluding to the $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,094 crores) investment announced by Bezos in India, Goyal had a different take.

On Wednesday, Bezos announced that the company plans to invest $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,094 crores) to help bring 10 million traders and micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) across India online, enabling $10 billion (roughly Rs. 70,940 crores) in cumulative exports by 2025 and supporting India’s economic diversification.

According to Amazon, the 10 lakh new jobs will be across industries, including information technology, Cloud computing, skill development, content creation, retail, logistics and manufacturing.

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