Arabian Business: Amazon Announces Hiring Program for Female Delivery Associates
Amazon has unveiled a new recruitment program to create opportunities for women in last-mile logistics. Through this initiative, the e-commerce giant has “reinforced its commitment to enabling Saudi women to build successful careers in e-commerce, logistics and delivery industries”. The program, which was first launched in Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, and Damman last year, will now be rolled out in Jizan, Al Qassim, Makkah, Madinah, and Al Hofuf as well.
Working with its delivery service partners in Saudi Arabia, Amazon will help to equip interested individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in various logistics and delivery roles. Their routes will consist of deliveries to universities, hospitals and schools, with added flexibility to help balance their individual needs. Since its initial launch in 2020, the company has invested heavily in the expansion of its fulfilment and delivery network, with over 1500 local job opportunities to date.
According to Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA), “this is another step in creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for women, in support of the Saudi national transformation journey.” Eman Sayer Al-Enezi, the first Saudi woman delivery associate, also added: “Right from day one, I felt at ease thanks to the measures taken to ensure my safety and comfort on the job. I’m grateful for the flexibility and excellent working conditions this role offers and would encourage any woman who is interested in a fulfilling career with prospects for growth to explore opportunities with Amazon.”
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