“As a provider of logistics services to the e-commerce industry, employees are paramount and a pivot to what we do. In these difficult times, we see an increase in the demand for online shopping across cities and we need to support the scale and size for doorstep deliveries,” Ecom Express Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Saurabh Deep Singla said in a statement.
The hiring of new employees is driven by unprecedented need to keep the supply chain running for the e-commerce industry and in ensuring safe and timely deliveries, he added.
These new positions represent around 25 percent of the company’s total workforce. The hiring will be done across the country including metro cities, that is Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad as well as cities including Ahmedabad, Surat, Chandigarh, Indore, Patna, Lucknow, Kanpur, Bhopal and Jaipur.
Ecom Express has set a target to hire around 35,000 people till the beginning of this year’s festive season to be prepared for the surge in online shopping backed by festival sales and increasing preferences to doorstep deliveries, the statement said.