Walmart plans to create 30,000 jobs in Uttar Pradesh

Terming UP as a priority growth state, Walmart India said it expects to create at least 30,000 local jobs by setting up 15 stores across the state.

lucknow Updated: Jul 28, 2018 13:21 IST
Rajeev Mullick
Rajeev Mullick
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Walmart India, which already runs four Cash and Carry stores in UP, recently launched a fulfillment centre in Lucknow, which created 1,500 new skilled jobs. (Reuters File Photo)

Terming UP as a priority growth state, Walmart India said it expects to create at least 30,000 local jobs by setting up 15 stores across the state.

MOU WITH STATE GOVT
  • In the investment summit held earlier this year, Walmart India had signed MoU with the state government to open 15 wholesale Cash and Carry stores in UP.
  • Each store is likely to create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, resulting into at least 30,000 local jobs in the state, said Rajneesh Kumar, chief corporate affairs officer, Walmart India.

In the UP Investment Summit held earlier this year, Walmart India had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government to open 15 wholesale Cash and Carry stores.

“In the investment summit held earlier this year, Walmart India had signed MoU with the state government to open 15 wholesale Cash and Carry stores in UP. Each store is likely to create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, resulting into at least 30,000 local jobs in the state,” said Rajneesh Kumar, chief corporate affairs officer, Walmart India.

Kumar will represent the company at the ground-breaking ceremony here on Sunday where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath will take stock of the progress in implementation of the MoUs signed during the UP Investment Summit held earlier.

The mega event is billed to see the launch of various projects worth Rs 60,000 crore by big companies like Walmart, Reliance, Adani, Mahindra, PayTm, TCS and GAIL.

Walmart India, which already runs four Cash and Carry stores in UP, recently launched a fulfillment centre (FC) in Lucknow, which created 1,500 new skilled jobs.

“Each store is likely to create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, thereby generating at least 30,000 local jobs in the state,” Kumar said.

He said, “Through our stores, we are creating skilled jobs, supporting and modernising small kiranas, sourcing from farmers, and local SME suppliers. We are delighted to be bringing retail best practices for small kiranas, best practices in farming and food safety to our farmers and SME suppliers. We are confident of making a difference to the lives of lakhs of farmers, local suppliers as we grow our business.”

Walmart India will attend the ground-breaking ceremony here on Sunday where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath will take stock of the progress in implementation of the MoUs signed during the UP Investment Summit.

First Published: Jul 28, 2018 13:21 IST