After announcing job cuts in May, the food delivery company Swiggy announces that more job cuts are happening. Due to the slow business recovery, the company decides to cut 350 more jobs.
The company says that the whole industry only recovered 50% of its peak after the lockdown. After the lockdown, the company wanted to realign its resources. These resources are to be used by the company in higher potential areas
However, as the whole industry has only reached 50% of its potential and due to the losses, the company decides to let go of 350 jobs.
Although, Swiggy offers three to eight months of salary for the employees who lost jobs. The impacted employees can avail their insurances and health benefits from the company
To recover the losses due to the lockdown, Swiggy starts delivering alcohol as well, in certain parts of the country. Previously, Swiggy also started grocery delivery.
Zomato and Swiggy, both started partnerships with the local shops and started delivering the groceries.
In the last one year, there are many exits in Cognizant. Now there are two top-level exits from the company. Cognizant India chairman Mr.Ramkumar Rammoorthy steps down. Along with him, the head of Global delivery, Mr. Pradeep Shilige also resigned.
These two people spend about two decades at the company. The CEO of cognizant sent an email to its employees about the stepping down of its India’s chairman. This resignation will come into effect from July 17th.
In his own words, ” I would like to thank Ramkumar for his successful tenure here, for his many contributions over the years, and for being a passionate brand ambassador of Cognizant with our multiple external stakeholders. We are particularly grateful for Ramkumar’s leadership role during the pandemic, where he ensured associate health and safety and affected the transition to work from home”
On LinkedIn, Mr. Ramamurthy announced his future plans that he would continue in education, skilling and mentoring budding entrepreneurs
He further adds that for the last 22 years, Cognizant has been his life and in the past few months he felt like stepping down and moving into his personal interest in education, upskilling, and mentoring
On the other hand, Mr. Shilge is leaving to spend time with his family and continue pursuing the next challenge. Although, he will continue to work with the company until September 30. He then passes his position to Mr.Staffors who spend his last two years at Accenture
In the past few months, several Senior Vice presidents and Vice Presidents have resigned from Cognizant.
On Friday, Amazon India announced that in order to handle the surge, it is planning to hire for around 50,000 seasonal jobs. The surge is mostly due to people who are vulnerable and not going outside and relying on the Amazon for all the essentials.
These temporary jobs include positions in delivery networks, fulfillment centers, and part-time workers. These individuals will be part of deliver, packing, picking up, and shipping teams. The Customer Fulfillment Options VP, Mr.Akhil Saxena has said that the company has learned how big a role Amazon and e-commerce plays during the Covid-19 crisis. In these situations, if the goods are delivered, it will good for small businesses and the economy of the country.
He also said that Amazon wants to make sure that people follow social distancing by delivering the goods they want. In order to handle this, the company is looking to fill up temporary positions which are around 50,000. The company is also looking to ensure the safety of these working employees in this period.
With the lockdown being enforced almost all over the country, the e-commerce industry has taken a hit. At first, the government has put restrictions on these e-commerce companies to only deliver essential items in the non-contaminant zones. But with the lockdown 4.0 in place, the government has allowed the companies to deliver both essential and non-essential items.
On Thursday, Godrej Consumer Products Limited has announced a partnership with the food delivery app Zomato, car rental company Zoomcar, and B2B supply chain startup ShopKirana. This partnership is to deliver the consumer products necessary to the customers directly to their doorsteps.
ShopKirana will deliver these Godrej goods to the individual retailers, while Zomato will directly deliver them to the customer doorsteps. Zoomcar will also help deliver the necessary products under personal care, home care, hair care, and household insecticides to the distributors.
Recently, ITC Foods, Marico, and Britannia have formed a partnership with several other companies to deliver the products directly to the doorsteps of the customer.
GCPL CEO, India, Mr. Sunil Kataria said that they have formed three different partnerships to contribute to helping the society recover from this bad phase and empower them. The company said they want people to stay indoors and order the products from a wide range of products available at Godrej.
This new collaboration will be listed under Zomato Market in the Zomato app. ShopKirana, an Indore based B2B startup has received a license from Madhya Pradesh government to deliver online orders and essential goods to the customers/retailers. ShopKirana has released a new app named ‘Zaroori ‘which currently has Godrej No.1 soap as the only soap listing. Retailers can place an order from the Zaroori app and get delivered to them by ShopKirana. Currently, this service is available in Indore and it is on cards to extend to other cities like Bhopal and Jabalpur.
GCPL claims that ZoomCar will empower the distributors and retailers through deliveries made from cars provided by them. The main aim is to reduce the load on the traditional transport system and use ZoomCars instead. As of now, this service is active in Mumbai and Nagpur. There are some plans to extend this initiative to Pune and other states like Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.