Amazon promises 1 million new jobs in India


New Delhi: Founder and CEO of World’s largest online shopping platform Amazon, Jeff Bezos, on Friday promised to create one million new jobs in India over the next five years.

The statement comes a day after Goyal said the US-based company was not doing a favour to the country by the investments, and questioned how the online retailing major could incur such “big” losses but for its predatory pricing.

Jeff Bezos, in a statement on Friday, said that the company plans to create one million new jobs in India over the next five years. The new jobs – created both directly and indirectly – will be across industries, including IT, skill development, content creation, retail, logistics, and manufacturing. These jobs are in addition to the seven lakh jobs Amazon’s investments have enabled over the last six years in the country.

Bezos, who is in India this week, had on Wednesday announced USD 1 billion (over Rs 7,000 crore) investment in the country to help bring small and medium businesses online and committed to exporting USD 10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025.

“We’ve seen huge contributions from our employees, extraordinary creativity from the small businesses we’ve partnered with, and great enthusiasm from the customers who shop with us – and we’re excited about what lies ahead,” Bezos further stated in the statement.

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