Just Eat to create more UK jobs
Delivery platform Just Eat is launching a new agency worker model for couriers, which it expects will create more than 1000 jobs in the UK by the end of March. All of them will be entitled to hourly pay at minimum or living wage rates, as well as pension contributions, holiday and sick pay, and parental leave and pay.
The new roles will be a mixture of full-time, part-time, and zero-hours workers, the company said. Just Eat is rolling out the model in central London, with Birmingham next. Other cities will follow over the course of 2021.
The company has seen a fast acceleration of its business in the UK during the pandemic. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Just East says the value of orders grew by 58% compared with the same three months in 2019.