Postmates Unveils On-Demand Industry’s First Familycare Relief Policy; And new For Essential Delivery Workers, alongside
At a time when millions of Americans are relying on delivery services as a lifeline for food and other essential supplies, and when an unprecedented number of people are seeking flexible, safe, well-compensated work to help replace a lost job or earn some supplemental income, Postmates is committed to helping empower and protect workers, small businesses, and consumers. As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, we announced today that Postmates is taking new steps to expand the safety net we are providing to our fleet of on-demand workers during this difficult time.
First, we unveiled the on-demand industry’s first-ever familycare relief policy for our workers. We are expanding the Postmates Fleet Relief Fund we created in response to the COVID-19 crisis to now include a cash stipend for couriers in California and New York to cover costs they’re facing daily as they need to stay home to take care of children away from school, or loved ones who are home sick.Second, we announced a brand new Covid Resource Portal that connects couriers with telehealth services and financial and career planning tools. Through the