Walmart-operated e-commerce major Flipkart said Tuesday that it will create 4,000 jobs in Maharashtra by opening four new facilities.
These fulfillment and sorting centers are located in Bhiwandi and Nagpur and are primarily designed to support local sellers in the state and serve the growing demand for e-commerce, a statement
The facilities are spread over 7 lakh sq.ft. and will create 4,000 direct and indirect job opportunities and facilitate access to the pan-Indian market for local sellers, it said.
Maharashtra has been identified by the company as a key hub from a supply chain perspective. With the recent additions and expansion of existing facilities, Flipkart has a total of 12 supply chain facilities in the state, spread over an area of 23 lakh square feet, creating more than 20,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.
“New investments will help support growing customer demand for e-commerce in the state while also supporting the growing seller ecosystem and boosting the local economy,” it said, adding that sellers in the state have moved over the past year 30 percent grew.
The state’s Minister of Industry, Subhash Desai, welcomed Flipkart’s move to invest in Maharashtra.