E-commerce major Flipkart announced Tuesday that it will create 4,000 jobs in Maharashtra by setting up four new facilities in the state.
In a statement from the Walmart-run entity, it said these facilities are located in Bhiwandi (near Mumbai) and Nagpur and are aimed at supporting local merchants and addressing the growing need for e-commerce business.
The new facilities are primarily fulfillment and sorting centers, the statement said.
Spread over an area of about seven lakh square meters, the facilities will create 4,000 direct and indirect jobs, in addition to helping local vendors access the pan-Indian market, it added.
Flipkart has a total of 12 supply chain facilities in the state spread over an area of 23 lakh square meters, creating more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs.
“New investments will help support growing customer demand for e-commerce in the state, while supporting the growing merchant ecosystem and boosting the local economy,” it said, adding that merchants in the state have declined over the past year. 30 percent have grown .
Maharashtra’s Industry Minister Subhash Desai welcomed Flipkart’s decision to invest in the state, which is one of the most important centers for Flipkart from a supply chain point of view.