Amazon today 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.
This year the program will scale with opportunities for female delivery associates in Jizan, Al Qassim, Makkah, Madinah, and Al Hofuf. Through this initiative, Amazon has reinforced its commitment to enabling Saudi women to build successful careers in ecommerce logistics and delivery industries, expanding its global efforts to Saudi Arabia.
“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,” Eman Sayer Al-Enezi, the first Saudi woman delivery associate, stated.
Amazon will upskill and train Saudi women with the skills, technology and experience needed to be successful in suitable logistics and delivery roles. Their routes will include deliveries to universities, hospitals, compounds and schools, and to help balance their individual needs, working hours for these shifts will be created with added flexibility.
“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,” Prashant Saran, Director of Operations for Amazon Middle East and North Africa (MENA), said.
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