New Flexible Job Opportunities at Amazon India for Students, Homemakers, and Retirees

June 21, 20199:44 am
Generic placeholder image

As an effort to keep up with high pace of orders during peak season, Amazon India has come up with a new and efficient delivery network system. The online retail giant is planning to offer part-time jobs for students, individual homemakers, as well as retired professionals.

Called as Amazon Flex, the company expects to create job opportunities for thousands of people. The initiative will not only ensure faster deliveries but also create flexible job opportunities in the company as it will allow people to earn extra during their free time. The delivery person would need to work for at least four hours a day and can earn Rs 120-140 an hour on the job. The delivery partner will be paid every Wednesday, Business Today reports.

India is now the seventh country where the company has initiated Amazon Flex. The other countries that have adopted the initiative include North America, Germany, Spain, Japan, Singapore and the UK. As mentioned in a report in Livemint, the initiative grew delivery capacity and sped up the delivery process in these countries.

In India, Amazon Flex has ran for a pilot for two weeks before launching in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. Amazon has plans to include more cities later in the year.

Vice President of Asia Customer Fulfilment at Amazon, Akhil Saxena said that as they continue to scale up their delivery capabilities, Amazon Flex will help them in their endeavour to serve more customers and speed up deliveries.

This move is not unlike Amazon India’s earlier ways deployed to ensure efficient delivery systems. Amazon India had earlier introduced one-day, two-day and scheduled deliveries. While Prime offers assured next-day delivery, Prime Now offers two-hour delivery for groceries.

Amazon that entered India in 2013 offers 170 million products from 4,00,000 sellers. Since its entry to India, Amazon has invested nearly $5 billion in the country unit.

Read also: Gig Economy Has Positive Effects on Mental Health: Study