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Amazon Employs Over 1L In India, Says Country Head On Career Day

The Amazon India Career Day comes amid COVID-19, which has left the people insecure as they fear loss of skills during the pandemic.

New Delhi: On Amazon India Career Day, a top company executive has said India is the second-largest technology hub for Amazon globally and its teams are powering innovations not only for customers in the country but globally as well. Amazon India observes it first Career Day on Thursday (September 16).

The Amazon India Career Day comes amid COVID-19, which has left the people insecure as they fear loss of skills during the pandemic and want to scale up their jobs during these uncertain times.

Speaking to India Ahead on the issue, Amazon India Director Rajasekhar Kaza said, “We have our own L&D strategy which help people learn. We have leaders investing in others’ learning. It’s peer to peer, it’s leader to employee. The learning system that we have developed leveraging the technology internally available and we have invested a lot in it.”

Meanwhile, Amazon Global Senior Vice President and Country Head India Amit Agarwal said on Thursday that the e-commerce company employs over one lakh professionals in India across diverse areas from engineering, supply chain, content creation, marketing, video and others.

“India is also the second-largest technology hub for Amazon globally, with some of the most talented software developers, product managers, machine learning scientists, and research scientists as part of the team,” he said.

The teams are powering innovations not only for India, but also for customers globally, building services that practically touch every aspect of the customer journey with Amazon, he added.

The inaugural edition of the Amazon India Career Day brought together Amazon leaders and employees to share what makes Amazon an exciting workplace.

Amazon is planning to hire more than 8,000 people across 35 cities in India this year. These job openings are spread across corporate, technology, customer service and operations roles in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Noida, among others.

Agarwal said the company believes that building a culture that is “welcoming and inclusive” is integral to diversity, and it has numerous initiatives to attract the best builders out there.

“Be it hiring women, who have taken a career break through our rekindle program, being inclusive of the LGBTQ community, attracting military veterans, or focusing our efforts on PWD candidates.

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“We seek out diverse representation… We are committed to creating a safer, more productive, high performing, more diverse, and inclusive work environment that builders can thrive and ensure personal success,” he added.

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