The Australian company that has MORE jobs available despite the pandemic - with 250 positions up for grabs
A company has hundreds of jobs for delivery drivers available, bucking the trend as unemployment skyrockets around Australia.
Australian-owned delivery company ANC has launched a drive to recruit more contractor owner drivers across the country ahead of 2021.
ANC, which provides full-service last mile delivery, has predicted a 50 per cent increase in deliveries over the next three months and even more growth next year.
'Unlike some organisations, we'll be keeping our drivers beyond the festive season,' ANC Managing DirectorJames Taylor said.
'A continuing rise in deliveries throughout 2020 and a number of new client partners using our last mile services means we currently need at least 250 new owner drivers,' he explained.
ANC experienced a 58 per cent growth in delivery numbers, compared to January, in September this year.
Mr Taylor also said some of the brands ANC delivered for had experienced a 700 per cent growth since the pandemic began.
'We've seen a huge increase in whitegoods, such as fridges and freezers, plus desks and chairs from our furniture clients due to more people working from home,' he explained.
Mr Taylor said ANC was happy to hire workers who were undergoing a career transition.
'We have owner drivers joining us from various sectors including events, hospitality, the airline industry, removals, real estate - we even have a former stonemason who switched careers.'
One driver, Andrew D'Urso, worked as an audio-visual technician in live events for over 10 years before joining ANC during the coronavirus pandemic.
'Back in March, within a week, my entire calendar became empty as every event was cancelled,' Mr D'Urso explained.
'I converted my 1-tonne van, previously used for transporting audio-visual equipment... now I deliver for ANC clients including Bunnings, Barbeques Galore and Telstra.'
'What I like most of all are the interactions with customers who are happy to see you because you're delivering something they need.'
MrD'Urso urged anyone considering working as a delivery driver to apply.
'I would say go with it. I made the change and haven't looked back. ANC is a great place to work. I have had six months of consistent work.'
Anyone interested can apply on the ANC company website.
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Australia's casual workforce, with the unemployment rate rising to 6.9 per cent in September.
Australia's unemployment rate sat at just 5.5 per cent before the pandemic.