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Created Over 11.6 Lakh Jobs; Digitised Nearly 40 Lakh Indian MSMEs: Amazon

Amazon created over 1,35,000 new jobs across industries last year; is on track to create 20 lakh direct and indirect jobs by 2025, it said in a statement

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Amazon India has said that it has cumulatively created more than 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs, enabled nearly USD 5 billion in cumulative exports, and digitised over 40 lakh Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). 

The company in a press statement said that in January 2020, at the first edition of its annual event Amazon Smbhav, it had pledged to digitise 1 crore MSMEs, enable USD 10 billion in cumulative exports and create 20 lakh jobs in India by 2025. 

Amazon is well on track to fulfil these pledges, while in fact doubling its export pledge from India, to now enable USD 20 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025, it said.  

Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business Amazon India said, “We have cumulatively created over 11.6 lakh jobs, enabled nearly USD 5 billion in exports and digitized over 40 lakh MSMEs in India. As we continue to work with MSMEs across the country, we remain committed to bringing new tools, technology and innovation that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of Indian businesses, boost exports from the country and help create jobs at scale."

Talking about the digitalisation of over 4 million MSMEs including sellers, artisans, weavers, delivery and logistics service partners etc, it said that digitisation efforts are empowering small businesses including local retail stores, artisans and grassroots entrepreneurs to reach their customers and broaden their reach even further. 

"In July 2021, Amazon opened its first digital kendra in Surat to bring the benefits of digitization closer to small businesses. The kendra has already served over 4000 small businesses from Surat and nearby areas in their digitisation journey," it added. 


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