Online food delivery company Swiggy is poised to recruit 2,000 women delivery personnel by March 2019. Currently, the company employs over 60 women as delivery partners across 10 different cities including Kochi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, and Mumbai.
Sachin Kotangale, VP (Operations), Swiggy, was quoted in media saying, “As we expand our delivery fleet in a conscious and sustainable manner, we not only want to continue an industry best delivery experience for our consumers but also enable sustainable earnings for our partners with each of them doing more orders with us.” A company spokesperson also stated that the company has been working towards onboarding women and training them for relevant opportunities in this growing sector.
It is also reported that to make the working environment safe, the company will identify ‘safe zones’ for women to operate in and encourage them to complete their deliveries by 6 pm. Swiggy would also strengthen its women leaders and managers in operations and logistics teams across the country.
The company is also creating a women-friendly work environment with a dedicated helpline as shared by a spokesperson from Swiggy.
The Bengaluru-based company, which has over one lakh active delivery partners on its platform, claims to be the largest food delivery company with 45,000 restaurant partners spread across 45 cities.