Food delivery firm Just Eat is planning to recruit an additional 700 couriers in the Republic of Ireland to meet an anticipated increase in demand for food delivery services during the current lockdown period.
As reported by The Irish Times, Just Eat is also planning to expand its services in some key urban locations and waive commissions temporarily for 30 days for restaurants that sign up to Just Eat within the next fortnight.
Additionally, Just Eat said that it is extending its two weeks courier relief payment for workers who become sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19. According to Just Eat, the payment is the equivalent of two thirds of the average amount that a courier earns in a week.
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Just Eat also said that it has delivered €1 million worth of support for Irish restaurants in recent months.
The Irish Times quotes Just Eat's managing director for Ireland, Amanda Roche-Kelly, as saying, "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. With the additional fleet, we can service more restaurants in more areas, reaching more hungry consumers."
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