E-commerce major Flipkart is looking to hire 20-30 per cent more people in 2017 compared to last year.
Flipkart is locked in an intense battle with the US-based Amazon for leadership in the Indian market, will hire most laterals this year.It may hire close to 1500 people in 2017. Campus jobs is likely to be only 15-20 percent of overall hiring in the year and significant portion of recruitment is likely to be on product engineering and supply side.
“Our 2017 hiring plans are calibrated to the growth momentum we are seeing and we expect it to be somewhere around 20% to 30% higher than last year, spread out as per requirements across verticals,”
Flipkart COO Nitin Seth told.
Besides, it hired about 10,000 temporary staffers, mostly in logistics, ahead of festive sales to ensure it can meet the huge jump in demand.
“We believe this offers us the right mix of talent needed to power the next phase of growth at Flipkart,”
While companies are laying off employees elsewhere, Flipkart is going against all odds.Last month, SoftBank-backed Snapdeal laid off some 600 people, with founders forgoing their salaries as part of the company’s efforts to become profitable in two years.
Similarly, the Chennai-based online hotel room aggregator Stayzilla decided to wrap up operations because of intense competition in the market.