There is a great demand for supplies to support vital services, such as intensive care for patients and self-isolating people.
A same-day courier service has hundreds of jobs available for self-employed drivers – and this is largely due to the lockdown.
Lockdown has seen an explosion in demand to support vital services.
Crown Couriers said it was also responding to the huge demand in the online retail and parcel sector, which is expected to only grow.
This has led to a surge in recruitment, with one company now recruiting 400 drivers nationwide.
Managing Director Tim Seagers said: “Our main focus in the coming weeks and for the foreseeable future is to ensure that we have resources to meet time-critical deliveries and provide support where it is most needed.
The company encourages those who may be unemployed to contact us for local deliveries that can be made in their own van or car.
They will allow flexible working hours and will offer work on a self-employment basis according to availability.
“This year we saw demand peak much earlier than usual. And since the blocking measures are to be further tightened, we are preparing the company for all the challenges that the pre-Christmas period might bring, especially in the parcel and e-commerce sector.
“The health and well-being of our team is also a priority for us, as we have taken a number of measures to ensure that they can still do their job or deliver their mail while protecting themselves and others around them.
– Immediate start for drivers with their own van (advice on improving insurance can be offered)
– Multi-drop parcel service available at nationwide locations for experienced drivers
– Flexible work options such as early in the morning, late in the evening and at night (e.g. for people with children)
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