American e-commerce giant Amazon has introduced a recruitment program to create opportunities for women in partnership with delivery service partners in Saudi Arabia.
The new recruitment program will scale with opportunities for female last-mile delivery associates in Jizan, Al Qassim, Makkah, Madinah, and Al Hofuf. Through this initiative, Amazon reaffirms its commitment to enable Saudi women to build successful careers in the eCommerce logistics and delivery industries and expand its global efforts into Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, Amazon had launched the first phase of the program in 2021 in Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, and Dammam to create interest among women to work in the logistics industry.
In collaboration with delivery service partners, Amazon will train Saudi women in the appropriate logistics and skills, technology, and experience needed to succeed in delivery roles. Their routes will include deliveries to universities, hospitals, compounds, and schools, and will create more flexible working hours for these shifts to help balance their individual needs.
Mr. Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA), stated that “This is another step in creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for women, in support of the Saudi national transformation journey. We are proud to partner with local businesses across the country to level the playing field by offering opportunities for talented women in Saudi Arabia in this future-facing sector. We believe that diversity unlocks different perspectives, enabling us to innovate to serve the evolving needs of our diverse customers.”
Ms. Eman Sayer Al-Enezi, the first Saudi woman delivery associate, commented that “Since joining Amazon, I have been extremely impressed with the company’s efforts to support its female delivery associates. Right from day one, I felt at ease thanks to the measures taken to ensure my safety and comfort on the job. I’m grateful for the flexibility and excellent working conditions this role offers and would encourage any woman who is interested in a fulfilling career with prospects for growth to explore opportunities with Amazon.”
Mr. Mohammed Swaidan, Last Mile Operations Head at Amazon Saudi Arabia, remarked that “It has been extremely rewarding to see this program come to life and create new opportunities for Saudi women. At Amazon, we are committed to utilizing our resources and technologies to support the success of women in Saudi Arabia.”
Since its launch in 2020, Amazon KSA has invested in the country and created a wide variety of opportunities for people. The company has created one of the most innovative finishing and delivery networks, with over 1500 local jobs opportunities.