Amazon recently announced the expansion of Amazon Flex delivery to more than 35 cities including Goa. The global delivery program launched in June 2019, aims at creating part time work opportunities to individuals who can be their own boss and earn Rs 120 to Rs 140 per hour by delivering packages. The expansion of the program from three cities in June 2019 to 35 cities has created tens of thousands of part-time opportunities for individuals in metros and non-metro cities such as Raipur, Hubli, Gwalior and Nashik, according to Amazon.
The ecommerce giant recently hired close to 50,000 seasonal associates across its delivery network to meet the increasing customer demand. The expansion of the Flex program is expected to further help scale up the delivery capability of the company.
“Over the last one year we have received an overwhelming response for the Flex program from thousands of individuals. Amazon Flex drivers enjoy the part time work opportunity and the ability to use their free time to earn more, especially at this time when the country is economically recovering from the impact of the nationwide lockdown. We are excited to launch the program in Goa as we continue to scale our delivery capabilities in the city. Amazon Flex will add tremendous value in serving our customers in Goa so they can stay home and practice social distancing.” said Prakash Rochlani, director, Last Mile Transportation, Amazon India.
Under Flex, Amazon ropes in students, homemakers and individuals looking to supplement their income as delivery partners.