Amazon To Create 20 Lakh Jobs In India, Says CEO Andy Jassy After PM Modi Visit
The recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States and Egypt is yielding positive results, as Amazon announces its plans to create 20 lakh jobs in India. Union Minister of State, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, took to Twitter to share the news that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has committed to investing $26 billion by 2030 in India, along with the creation of 20 lakh jobs. This announcement came shortly after the conclusion of a meeting between Andy Jassy and Narendra Modi in the US. The substantial investment pledge by Amazon India aligns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Digital and Self-Reliant India, and it will further deepen the tech partnership between America and India.
During their discussions, Prime Minister Modi and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy focused on ways to assist Indian startups, generate employment opportunities, promote exports, drive digitalization, and empower Indian businesses to achieve global scalability. Andy Jassy shared the key points of the meeting on his microblogging account, stating that Amazon is committed to investing $26 billion in India by 2030, digitizing 10 million small businesses, and facilitating $20 billion in exports.
With a track record of digitizing over 6.2 million small companies, enabling more than $7 billion in exports, and creating over 1.3 million direct and indirect jobs, Amazon India is on a path to fulfilling its commitments. Celebrating its ten-year presence in India, Amazon has empowered over 12 lakh Indian enterprises to sell billions of dollars' worth of goods online, reaching customers across the nation's pin codes.