69% Rise In Women Delivery Executives, 67,900 Delivery Partners In India Are Women!
Driving around delivering parcels has been a job we saw men doing until many years. But the scenario has now changed drastically, and women, too, are now putting their shoulder to the wheel. There are many organizations that have hired women for delivering goods, and online food delivery platforms are leading them.
Swiggy and Zomato have already recruited a considerable amount of women as their delivery executives, and other such entities have also started following suit. Women, too, are being logical about this, and are choosing this profession of their own free will, which definitely shows us the progressive path that the nation is choosing.
Why are women choosing to be delivery executives? Let’s find out!
Gradual Increase In Number Of Women Delivery Executives
As per a report, the total number of people working as delivery executives in 2019 – 2020 is about ten lakh, of which 67,900 are women (till June 2019). This number has risen from 40,000 in 2018 – 2019, and is estimated to grow up to 75000 by the year 2020 – 2021.
The report says that there has been a steady increase in the number of women applying to be food delivery executives at Zomato, in metro cities as well as smaller cities. Zomato has about 2 lakh delivery partners.
The increase in the number of women being interested in this profession has led to the innovative and eco-friendly idea of delivery of items by cycles, for those who can’t ride a bike.
Women Choosing To Be Delivery Partners For Better Pay And Flexibility of Timings
Being a delivery executive definitely has its perks, such as good money and timings. Women are choosing this job for the ‘greater flexibility, more working-time autonomy and better pay parity’ than mundane 9 to 5 desk jobs.
Reena Gupta, one of Zomato’s delivery partners in Dehradun, said that she took up this job after her husband was fired. The one factor that made her choose this job was the flexibility of timings, and great pay as she earns about Rs. 6000 a week by delivering as much as 20 orders per day.
She says, “ Sometimes, when my children need me, I can just drop by in the middle of the day. This would not have been possible in an office.”
There are many such women in the food delivery business, and each woman’s story is more interesting than the next!
Women choosing to be delivery executives will lead to equality in the country, which is a dire need in today’s day and age. This job has been a male-dominated one, and the entry of women in this will gradually change the way people look at this job, and everything else too, someday!
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