Amazon to hire couriers in Saudi Arabia
Amazon announced a hiring program to create opportunities for women in the last mile, in partnership with its delivery service partners in Saudi Arabia.
The company first launched the program in 2021 in Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha and Dammam, sparking significant interest among women to work in the logistics industry.
This year, the program will expand with opportunities for women associated with delivery in Jizan, Al Qassim, Makkah, Madinah and Al Hofuf. Through this initiative, Amazon has strengthened its commitment to enabling Saudi women to build successful careers in the e-commerce logistics and delivery industries, expanding its global efforts to Saudi Arabia.
Working with its delivery service partners, Amazon will develop and train Saudi women with the skills, technology and experience needed to succeed in appropriate logistics and delivery roles. Their routes will include deliveries to universities, hospitals, resorts and schools, and to help balance their individual needs, working hours for these shifts will be created with increased flexibility.
Prashant Saran, Chief Operating Officer for Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA), said, “This is another step in creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for women in the supporting the Saudi national transformation journey. We are proud to partner with local businesses across the country to level the playing field by providing opportunities for talented women in Saudi Arabia in this up-and-coming industry. We believe that diversity opens up different perspectives, allowing us to innovate to meet the changing needs of our diverse customers.
Eman Sayer Al-Enezi, Saudi Arabia’s first female delivery associate, said, “Since joining Amazon, I have been extremely impressed with the company’s efforts to support its female delivery associates. From day one, I felt comfortable thanks to the measures taken to ensure my safety and comfort at work. I am grateful for the flexibility and great working conditions this role provides and encourage any woman interested in a fulfilling career with growth prospects to explore opportunities with Amazon.
Mohammed Swaidan, Last Mile Operations Manager at Amazon Saudi Arabia, said, “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 using our resources and technologies to support the success of women in Saudi Arabia.
Since the launch of Amazon.sa in 2020, Amazon has invested in the country, expanded its fulfillment and delivery network, and created various opportunities for people. The company has created one of the most advanced fulfillment and delivery networks, creating 1,500 local jobs to date.