Amazon India plans to more than double its headcount in logistics and delivery space in seven months as it pushes ahead with its offer of providing shipping services to sellers registered on the e-commerce portal.
“The delivery (and logistics team) will touch 14,000 by July,” said a person directly familiar with Amazon India’s plans.
It currently has 6,000 people in this team. Another executive said the company will first increase its headcount to 9,000 by March.
After the hiring, Amazon will have the largest delivery and logistics team among e-commerce players in the country, beating Flipkart that has a 12,000-strong team handling about 85% of goods sold on the portal.
Vodafone India, the country’s second largest telecom operator, will recruit over 130 students as management trainees in 2015 through its ‘Discover’ campus programme, the company said.
Since the programme’s launch in 2010, the Indian arm of UK-based Vodafone Group has hired 292 students under it from some of the top business and technology institutes in the country.