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July 1, 2014

Top eCommerce firms to hire 4000 freshers this year

A dozen e-commerce firms are set to hire over 4,000 freshers from some of India’s top technical institutions this year.

Portals such as commonfloor.com, myntra.com, paytm.com and savaari.com are tapping into Indian Institutes of Technology, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Indian School of Business and Indian Institutes of Management with pay packages ranging from ₹12 lakh to ₹15 lakh a year.

Given the push on encouraging more transactions over the mobile platform, the $16-billion e-commerce industry is creating more jobs in the areas of mobile app development, big data and analytics.

Vishal Baijal, COO at mobile and application developer Adeptpros, said m-commerce is catching up fast with all the online firms, already witnessing over 35 per cent of sales coming through mobile apps.

Next big thing

Saurabh Nigam, Vice-President (HR), Snapdeal, said: “Mobile computing is the next big thing in m-commerce and we will be hiring aggressively in this vertical.”

Online firms are hiring in areas relating to technology, digital marketing and supply chain. Peyush Bansal, founder of online optical seller Lenskart, said the company is scaling up technology in both front-end and back-end domains.

Ambareesh Murthy, Founder of Pepperfry, said: “We are always on the lookout for folks who thrive on fresh challenges and we will hire an additional 30-50 such people this year across functions.”

Added Mehul Agrawal, co-founder, FabFurnish: “Given our aggressive plan of achieving an annual run rate of ₹500 crore in the coming 12 months, we expect a good 30-50 per cent expansion in our current team size.”

According to global recruitment and consulting firm Randstad, hiring is likely to increase by 30 per cent in the next two years.

More jobs on the card

Recruiters also believe the step-up in hiring is due to improved investor sentiment in the sector as well as entry of international players such as Amazon.

They are also of the view that FDI in e-commerce, which is likely next month, might also open up a floodgate of jobs as big retail giants such as Walmart and Macys will be able to start operations in the country.

Source: Hindu Business Line

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