Amazon Says It Has Created Over 11.6 Lakh Jobs in India
BENGALURU, (IANS) – E-commerce giant Amazon on May 16 said it has cumulatively created over 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India so far and is on track to reach the target of creating 20 lakh direct and indirect jobs by 2025.
These jobs are across industries like IT, e-commerce, logistics, manufacturing, content creation, skill development and more.
Earlier this month, Amazon announced it aims to export $20 billion worth from India by 2025, thus doubling its goal. In 2020, Amazon pledged to enable $10 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025.
In January 2020, the company had pledged to digitize 1 crore MSMEs.
To date, it has empowered over 40 lakh MSMEs including sellers, artisans and weavers, delivery, and logistics service partners, etc.
The company last year announced the $250 million aAmazon Smbhav Venture Fundae to invest in startups and entrepreneurs who are focused on technology innovations.
As part of the fund, Amazon has already invested in startups like MyGlamm, M1xchange and Small Case.