Hiring temporary staff fulfills functions such as sales, logistics and customer support. Companies hire temporary staff during festive seasons to handle sudden spurts in business.
"Seasonal demand for temp workforce is expected to be on the same lines or be marginally higher than those of last year's levels," said Yeshab Giri, head of specialties at, Randstad India.
Yeshab Giri forecast at least 1.2 lakh to 1.3 lakh seasonal jobs to be created over the festive period across industries.
Leading e-tailing firms Flipkart and Amazon are expected to account for bulk of the hiring in the e-commerce space, a sector which is expected to account for around 50,000 new temporary jobs.
Around 50,000 jobs are expected to be created in this space," Mr Giri said.
Hiring of temporary workers to meet festive season demand starts around August and continues till December.
The festive season begins from the onset of Navratri in India and continues till the New Year. Stock clearance sales are also held in January by both online stores brick and motor businesses to clear stock and make way for new products in the new year.
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