Otlob partakes in Egypt’s initiative to reduce unemployment

Otlob Company announced launching a new initiative to provide job opportunities for more than 1,000 delivery drivers before the end of 2018.

This initiative comes as part of the social responsibility of the private sector within the framework of supporting the state strategy to eliminate unemployment and provide job opportunities for young people, and the belief that the private sector should cooperate with the implementation of the state plan to employ youth.

The statement referred that this plan helped in reducing unemployment to 9.9 percent during the second quarter of 2018.

CAPMAS said Wednesday that Egypt’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 percent in the second quarter of 2018, down from 10.6 percent during the first quarter of the same year and down by 2.1 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

It stated that this initiative came from Otlob as support for the youth and helps them find new job opportunities after unemployment rates reached 21 percent in Egypt, according to the latest estimates issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).

In the context of the announcement of the Ministry of Social Solidarity to provide employment opportunities in partnership with the private sector, Otlob was keen to contribute to the training of new cadres in the current stage to deliver orders and deal with customers in a professional manner that suits the quality and value of restaurants available on its website.

On the same note, Otlob seeks to hire 5,000 delivery drivers through 2019 through new contracts and partnerships with other catering outlets to provide delivery service throughout the country.

The company calls the rest of the international and local companies to provide jobs for a large number of workers.

“This initiative came in partnership with a chain of famous restaurants to deliver food through a large number of young drivers, Otlob’s Managing Director Walid EL Saadany said.

Saadany added that the reports of the Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics on unemployment, especially in Upper and remote areas, as well as the directions of the state to create jobs, all of which push any institution to open employment areas for young people.

On the other side, Otlob announced launching a new significant partnership with McDonald’s international, to deliver McDonald’s orders utilizing Otlob’s well-trained delivery agents and cutting edge delivery technology.

Otlob launched its own delivery service earlier this year for the first time in its 18 years of offering food ordering solutions in Egypt.

This service will expand to include more than 1,000 delivery riders in less than a year, covering dozens of restaurants across Cairo and beyond, according to the company’s statement.

Source: Egypt Today