Shipt extends hiring spree to new markets

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Shipt extends hiring spree to new markets

By Dan Berthiaume - 03/25/2020
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A Target-owned online grocery service continues to add temporary employees in response to elevated consumer demand.

As consumers increase their online delivery orders for grocery, household items, and medications as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Shipt is hiring shoppers in the metropolitan areas of Chicago, San Diego, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. Shipt is also adding shoppers in the Texas metro areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

The company seeks to add 2,000 shoppers in Chicago, 1,000 in San Diego, 1,000 in Milwaukee, 1,500 in Indianapolis, hundreds in Cincinnati, 1,000 shoppers in Austin, 2,000 shoppers in Dallas, 1,000 shoppers in Houston, and 1,000 shoppers in San Antonio. All shoppers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

These planned hires follow a recent hiring blitz involving thousands of shoppers across the metro areas of metropolitan areas of Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, New York City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Detroit.

Shipt provides home delivery from local retailers offering groceries, household essentials and medications. The company says it will ensure the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations are embedded in new and existing shopper resources. The company also says it is enabling "social distancing" by encouraging shoppers to complete deliveries by dropping orders at the door, avoiding physical contact.

"At Shipt, we're committed to providing a safe experience for our customers and Shipt shoppers, and I'm proud of the important role shoppers have played in helping our communities access food, essentials, and medications without leaving their homes," said Kelly Caruso, CEO of Shipt. "Bringing additional shoppers onto the Shipt platform will allow us to meet the increased demand for the communities we serve.”

Shipt is an independently operated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Target Corp. Founded and headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Shipt also maintains an office in San Francisco and is available to 70% of households in more than 5,000 U.S. cities.