Instacart to hire 300,000 shoppers, offering student loan assistance to those that join

Instacart announced new plans on Monday, March 23, 2020, to expand its shopper community by adding 300,000 new shoppers to the platform over the next three months. The plan was unveiled in response to growing demand for grocery delivery and pickup services across North America amid the coronavirus pandemic. 


According to a press release made by the company, “last year, Instacart launched a set of exclusive perks that offer shoppers additional support and resources they need. These include shopper injury protection, a comprehensive insurance plan that covers shoppers in the event of an accident while shopping or delivering with Instacart; access to the Stride Benefits Platform, providing a suite of health and finance options including the ability to purchase health insurance; a membership for child or family care; and access to Peanut Butter, a student loan assistance program.”


See the full press release here