If there is one sector in the Indian economy that has not been hurt by the recent slowdown, it is Mobile / Wireless which includes retailers. So far they haven’t had any impact as this should be evident from the rising subscriber base crossing 300 million mark.
Future Axiom – JV between Biyani’s Future Retail and West Asian Mobile have plans to get up to 4,000 workforce on board, mainly in sales. The MobileStore claims to have hired over 1,200 freshers. Mr. Rajiv Agarwal of MobileStore said,
As we are on an expansion spree, hiring has become a necessity. We operate 300 stores and as we keep expanding, we have to go in for fresh recruitment.
Future Axiom wants to have at least 1,500 outlets by the end of 2009 and will also venture into value added service market like mobile servicing and providing content to cell phones. It plans to have 20 to 25 authorized service centers across India. Its Delhi authorized service center for Nokia handles up to 25,000 grievances related to Nokia handsets.