Amazon came in India in the year 2013 and it has definitely made its presence felt as one of the leading business empires. The company has not just seen substantial growth in the Indian market but also opened a lot of opportunities in the job sector. As of today, Amazon has 1,300 job openings in India, which is the highest in the Asia Pacific and also the second highest in the world. In fact, Amazon’s HQ in the US has the highest number of openings and India and Germany are neck to neck for the second position.
Other than India, Amazon has 467 openings in China, 381 in Japan, 250 in Australia, 13 in New Zealand, 70 from South Korea, 174 in Singapore and 10 in Hong Kong.
Amazon has a whopping employee strength of 6.1 lakh across the world and by the end of 2018, it had nearly 10% of its employee strength in India alone with 60,000 people as direct employees.
Most of Amazon’s new openings are for roles in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. “With our constant growth, we are always looking for some exceptional talent across levels,” said an Amazon India spokesperson. “(These are) in areas of software development, product & marketing, machine learning, quality assurance, web development, product management, supply chain, content development, operations, studio & photography and for other positions in the India consumer business. We have created thousands of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in India over the past decade,” she added.
The Scope of Work
Within India, Amazon employees work on Amazon websites across the world, and also support payments, transportation, and digital products & services like the Kindle. The company’s expansion into other areas like payments, content (Prime video), voice-assistant (Alexa), food retail and customer support, also helps in generating more job opportunities beyond the e-commerce segment.
The bigger hiring numbers, though, might also give Amazon greater leverage in its ongoing tussle with the Indian government around how e-commerce is regulated in the country.
But regardless of that, times are really good for Indian job seekers with especially giants like Amazon on a roll to hire talent across multiple categories.