Business Insider reports:
Instacart is on a hiring spree. The company announced Thursday that it would be hiring 250,000 new workers to help it meet the surge in demand for online delivery options during the coronavirus pandemic; it had already hired 300,000 new people in the past month.
Instacart is a delivery company that pairs customers with personal shoppers who deliver groceries to their homes. The shoppers work as independent contractors for the company and pick and deliver groceries at a wide range of chains across the US.
In recent weeks the company has been grappling with a surge in demand as shoppers opt for online ordering over in-store shopping.