Walmart-run e-commerce major Flipkart said Tuesday it is creating 4,000 jobs in Maharashtra by opening four new facilities. Located in Bhiwandi and Nagpur, these fulfillment and sorting centers are mainly focused on supporting the local merchants in the state and meeting the growing demand for e-commerce, a statement said.
The facilities are spread over 7 lakh sq ft and will create 4,000 direct and indirect jobs in addition to helping local vendors access the pan-Indian market, it said.
Maharashtra was classified by the company as an important center from a supply chain point of view. With the recent additions and expansions of existing facilities, 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 .
Industry Minister Subhash Desai welcomed Flipkart’s move to invest in Maharashtra.
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