Instacart plans to hire 250,000 new workers in addition to the 300,000 brought on in recent weeks. The grocery delivery service has seen a surge in demand spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.
The startup wants to hire new workers over the next two months. The "full-service shoppers" are treated as independent contractors.
Instacart's goal is to be able to meet the recent high demand and "get back to same-day delivery." Some customers have struggled in recent weeks to secure delivery slots due to the high demand.