Here's how e-commerce sector will drive India's jobs growth

Posted on 28th Oct 2015 | 1161 views

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Today e-commerce companies create scope for business opportunities and employment opportunities also. A recent report by KPMG mentioned that India's internet space is on an upswing with the user base expected to swell to 500 million by 2017.The number of online shopping users around the globe is expected to swell to 500 million by 201710 million, growing at a rate of 30 per cent annually versus the global average of 8-10 per cent. It is clearly showing an upward projection for employment generation. The report also mentioned that among youth one out of every nine fresh graduates is expected to join a startup or e-commerce firm. E-commerce sector is expected to add at least 1,000 jobs during 2015 to keep abreast with the aggressive growth plans.

E-commerce sector has added various profiles such as such as customer service, sales, supply chain, merchandise, coding and analytics. Even the companies have also hired substantial number of fresh skills from the IT sector to strengthen their technical background. Web developers are hired for strong analytics and marketing. E commerce sector in India is now able to provide employment to 40,000 freshers. Most e-commerce firms offer hiked up salaries by 10-40 per cent. At a senior level too, salaries have seen a 10-15 per cent rise every year. Huge investments and career growth opportunities helps in attracting the right talent. Hiring is becoming challenging in e-commerce sector as lot of top executives from other sectors is willing to move to ecommerce and retail sector.

Startups in e-commerce are looking for the candidates who have passion to excel, are ready to burn to work in challenging environments and able to deal with the deadlines and are not looking for instant gratification. So, it was believed that e-commerce is the new buzz word for jobs creation and emerges as one of the top recruiters.

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