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Ecom Express to create 30,000 temporary jobs ahead of festive sales to address rise in online orders

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NEW DELHI: Logistics solutions provider Ecom Express is planning to create 30,000 seasonal roles across its operations over the next few weeks as it gears up to cater to heightened demand from e-commerce clients during the festive season.

The company, which had a workforce of about 23,000 in the pre-COVID-19 times, has hired 7,500 people in the last few months to address the increase in online orders during and after the lockdown as people turned to e-commerce to order grocery, medicines and other items.

“The pandemic has catapulted the e-commerce industry to a different league. Our e-commerce customers have very aggressive plans for the festive season and we want to be sure to be able to meet their demands. We have started hiring, a process that will continue till about October 10, and we expect to add 30,000 seasonal roles ahead of the festive season,” Ecom Express Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer Saurabh Deep Singla told PTI.

In the beginning of August, the company’s workforce stood at 30,500.

“Last year, we had hired about 20,000 people before the festive season.

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