HSBC Global Report forecasts that half of the 24 million jobs that India is seeking to create in the next ten years could be filled in the ecommerce sector.
Almost 70 percent of the Indian population has schooling up to middle-school, with only 30 percent of citizens reaching beyond that level. With a wide spectrum of employment opportunities in this sphere, the ecommerce spectrum could offer jobs that are well-suited for India’s diverse skill set and entrepreneurial profile.
At present, ecommerce employs just under one million people in India, but the study concludes that the number is set to grow by at least 700 percent by 2020. Seventy percent of those jobs will be in logistics, warehousing and delivery, 25 percent in customer care and IT, and 5 percent in corporate.