This hiring exercise can be used by Amazon to make its case stronger in the ongoing policy deliberation with the government
US-based e-commerce giant Amazon has 1,300 job openings in India, the highest in Asia-Pacific, which indicates the company's optimistic outlook about the country, despite new government policies that may hurt its business, The Times of India reported.
Vacancies in various departments and roles in India are thrice the number in China where there are 467 openings. Outside of Asia-Pacific, excluding the US, only Germany has such a big number of positions vacant. Japan has 381 jobs, Australia 250 and Singapore 174.
Amazon wants to expand its businesses other than e-commerce and cloud services into India, including payments, content, voice assistant, retail and customer services. The company employed nearly 60,000 people in India at the end of December 2018. Most new employees will be hired from Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.
This hiring exercise can be used by Amazon to make its case stronger in the ongoing policy deliberation with the government. The Centre's new norms in the e-commerce sector and foreign direct investment (FDI) released in December 2018 could force Amazon to alter its business model. The new rules will be effective from next month, in which e-commerce platforms will have little control over the vendors they are in business with.