amazon: Amazon claims to have created over 11.6 lakh jobs in India to date

Bangalore: E-commerce giant Amazon Sunday claimed to have cumulatively created over 11.6 lakhs direct and indirect works in India so far, and is on track to achieve the goal of creating 20 lakhs of direct and indirect jobs by 2025.

“We have cumulatively created over 11.6 lakhs of work, enabled nearly $ 5 billion in exports and digitized over 40 lakhs of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in India,” said Manish Tiwary, country manager, India Consumer Business , Amazon India.

These jobs are in industries such as IT, e-commerce, the logistics, production, content creation, skill development and more.

Earlier this month, Amazon announced that it aims to export $ 20 billion from India by 2025, thereby doubling its target. In 2020, Amazon pledged to allow $ 10 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025.

In January 2020, the company committed to digitize 1 crore of MSME.

To date, it has authorized over 40 million SMEs including vendors, artisans and weavers, delivery and logistics service partners, etc.

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“Technology and the mobile internet will continue to have a positive impact on India’s economic growth and we see Amazon playing a more important role in the country’s digital transformation and in a thriving modern digital economy,” added Tiwary.

The company announced $ 250 million last year
Amazon Small Business Venture Fund invest in startups and entrepreneurs who focus on technological innovations.

Within the fund,
Amazon has already invested in startups like MyGlammM1xchange and Small Case.

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