Just Eat to hire 700 couriers to cope with expected increase in online orders 1 month ago

Just Eat to hire 700 couriers to cope with expected increase in online orders

An increase in online orders for takeaways is expected in the coming weeks.

Just Eat has announced that it will hire 700 couriers following the entire country entering Level 5 of the government's Living with Covid framework.

The popular food delivery service has also expanded its geographic range and waived commissions due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

All restaurants that sign up to the platform in the next two weeks will benefit from waived commission for their first 30 days on the platform.

Just Eat said that its focus will be on helping the traditional, local independent restaurants that wouldn鈥檛 previously have offered a delivery service to get online.

The service, which currently has over 2,700 Irish takeaway restaurants on its platform, announced that anyone interested in being a Just Eat courier can apply for the job here.

Commenting on the announcement, Amanda Roche-Kelly, Just Eat Ireland Managing Director, said: "2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for everyone, but few have been hit harder than our partners in the restaurant sector.

"As the market leader in the food delivery sector, we are committed to supporting our partners in the sector through the crisis which is why we are launching this additional package of support measures.

"We are delighted to be in a position to build our courier network at a time when many people have had to temporarily or permanently leave their jobs.

"We anticipate increased demand during the lockdown period and want to ramp up in order to ensure that we capture all those orders on behalf of our restaurant partners."