Grofers to hire 10,000 people for warehouses, d...

Grofers to hire 10,000 people for warehouses, delivery

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Grofers to hire 10,000 people for warehouses, delivery

Grofers to hire 10,000 people for warehouses, delivery

Online grocery platform Grofers is looking at hiring 10,000 people for its warehouses and last-mile delivery to clear pending orders quickly and meet the spike in orders on account of the nationwide lockdown.

“We are looking to hire 10,000 people for our warehouses and last-mile delivery. This hiring will happen across all 26 cities that we are present in,” bigbasket Vice President-Human Resources Tanuja Tewari told PTI. She added that the pressure is being felt across all cities with the challenges being higher in tier I cities. E-commerce companies have been struggling to deliver orders after the 21-day lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, came into effect from March 25. Even though the government has allowed delivery of essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment through e-commerce platforms, players have complained of their delivery staff being hassled by police.

With local authorities shutting down warehouses and stopping trucks from crossing state borders, e-commerce players have seen their operations getting disrupted. The companies have resumed operations and working to complete pending orders.

Some companies are giving people the option to cancel their orders, and are also delaying taking fresh orders to ensure the pending orders get delivered. Another challenge facing the industry is the availability of limited staff for warehouses and logistics. — PTI

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