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Jennifer Young
Community Specialist
3 months ago

Companies that are paying employees to get vaccinated

As #Coronavirus vaccines roll out, some companies are paying their employees to get the vaccine.

Want to know more? Take a look at the Popular Places to Work resource center for application info, benefits, and more information on what it's like to work at these companies and more!

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#instacart #target #aldi

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Lawrence White
Community Specialist
about 1 month ago

Earn up to $ 482 a week!

If you have a car and some free time, you might want to work with Instacart, a company where some people have confessed that they can earn up to $ 480 a week.

There are two ways you can earn money working with Instacart:

  • 1 - As a shopper in the store - Shoppers in the Instacart store take orders through the app and then purchase and bag the groceries. As a shopper, you don’t have to deliver orders, just process them.

  • 2 - As a full-service buyer - Full-service shoppers take orders, pick them in store, bag them, and deliver them to customers at the agreed time.

Remember that your location and the time of day your orders are placed could also influence the amount of money you earn.

Learn more and apply online today at Instacart jobs near me

#Instacart #hiringnews #jobsearch #fulltime #parttime #retail #grocery #delivery #NationWideUSA

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Elyssa Duncan
Community Specialist
3 months ago

Earn $16+/hour grocery shopping

Working for Instacart means you can be your own boss and work as much (or as little) as you want.

In addition to the flexibility that #Instacart offers, shoppers can benefit from:

  • Shopper Injury Protection
  • Free access to the Care.com platform
  • Access to sick pay
  • Student Loan Assistance through Peanut Butter

What are you waiting for? Apply to Instacart today!

#deliverydriver #gigwork #hiringnow #jobsearch

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Eleana Bowman
Community Specialist
about 2 months ago

Interested in how earning with Instacart works?

Check out this video to learn the basic requirements to shop and deliver with Instacart.

Working for Instacart is a great way to earn cash fast. As a full-service shopper, you will also have access to the following perks:

  • Shopper Injury Protection
  • Free access to the Care.com platform
  • Access to sick pay
  • Student loan assistance
  • Up to 14 days of extended pay if diagnosed with COVID-19

What's holding you back? Apply to be an #Instacart shopper today!

#gigwork #jobsearch

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Tricia Hendrix
Community Specialist
2 months ago

She's 61 and LOVES working for Instacart

61 year-old Instacart shopper Kathy shares her story about the hiring process and what it's been like working for #Instacart before COVID began as well as today. Here is her story...

I started delivering groceries for Instacart four years ago, after a former coworker told me about how he was making extra money on the side. Previously I worked in administration in the medical field. 

I decided to leave my job and do something fun where I could make a comfortable living, and I've always loved grocery shopping. This also has given me a chance to meet new people and serve others.

I am 61, so I am not as young as many of the Instacart shoppers right now. I consider myself a seasoned shopper The application process is unlike anything I was ever familiar with. You have an interview with someone over the phone, you have a background check, but you never meet anyone in person. 

It took about three weeks from my first initial interview until my first day shopping. There was no in-person training; instead, we were given instructional videos to watch about how to weigh groceries, select items, and use the app. On your first order you try to take small batches just to get the hang of it. 

Instacart's algorithm works so that the more time you put in that you are available to shop, the more orders you will receive. You will also be at the top of the list when a new order comes in. If you mark that you are unavailable one day, you will get a ding and get placed at the bottom the next time you are available. Most gig work is like this and runs on a round-robin algorithm.

In the four years I've been shopping for Instacart, I've averaged 25,000 to 30,000 miles on my Kia Optima just delivering groceries in west Portland.

As a five-star shopper — meaning I have an average of 5-star customer reviews — I try to make no less than $20 to $25 an hour because I don't want to push myself too hard and get hurt. I aim for $1,000 a week, but try to not make less than $750.

At the beginning of the pandemic, there were nearly 1,000 Instacart shoppers in my zone. Probably because people were out of work and looking for additional income. The number of shoppers has gone down since the state reopened in June, because people maybe are back at work, or didn't like being a shopper. 

During the spring months of the coronavirus pandemic, my car was like a medical supply store. I didn't stop working, so I made sure to have ample disposable masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. I also carried bottles of water, tissues, and gloves.

On the Instacart app we are required to take and log our temperature for the day and report whether or not we were experiencing symptoms before we start delivering.    Those first two months of the pandemic, there was no idle time. We were in such high demand. There were so many orders. Sometimes, before the pandemic, you could sit in your car before a new batch came in and rest, but during March and April we had no time to rest. 

I never felt afraid of getting sick, because I trusted the precautions I was taking. I knew it was important to do this job during this scary time, because a lot of our customers are seniors and single moms who may not have the time or opportunity to go to the grocery store.

You can read the rest of Kathy's story here in this article

Interested in working for Instacart?

Get started now!

#Instacart #jobsearch #hiring #Oregon

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Tricia Hendrix
Community Specialist
3 months ago

Interested in making some quick cash?

Interested in making some quick cash? Who isn't? Are you incredibly organized and LIKE to shop? Well this may be the BEST job for you!

Come on a ride along with Kristina as she shows you the ropes of working for Instacart in this video!

Get started earning and begin shopping for Instacart!

#Instacart #jobsearch #adayinthelife

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Paul Baker
Community Specialist
3 months ago

What it's like to be an Instacart Shopper - Part 2

Another day in the adventures of being an Instacart Shopper. I'm impressed as this new Shopper is becoming savvier on how it works, what to bring on the gig and more. Follow along here as I add to the story or find her on Tik Tok to binge the series :) Or if you're new to the series click here to see Part 1.

@coffeeeelover

nxt challenge: being an instacart shopper on the wknd. the past 2 days have prepared me lol #adayinthelife #dayinmylife #over25 #vlog #fyp #instacart

♬ Strawberry - Prod by Rose
#instacart #gigwork #jobsearch
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Tricia Hendrix
Community Specialist
3 months ago

Make $$$ by shopping for groceries!!!

Do you like structure? Do you LIKE going to the grocery store? Does food make you happy?!

You might want to check out working for Instcart.

You can set your own hours too!

I found these really awesome tips from a few Instcart shoppers and wanted to share with you all.

Let's go through them shall we?

TIP 1 Make sure your phone is charged

This seems like a no-brainer, but the app uses a lot of power — more than you’d expect, really. Having a portable phone charger helped keep my mobile juiced. Knowing I had plenty of reserve power made it easier to focus on the task at hand. (I also recommend a car charger!)

TIP 2 Turn on location services

Instacart uses location tracking within the Shopper app to help batch orders that are conveniently located for Shoppers and customers. Be sure to check your phone settings during your first time shopping to verify that this setting is turned on.

TIP 3 Quickly scan the entire order before finding items

It helps to review the items on the list before you start — this allows you to strategize where items are located and be more efficient while shopping. For example, getting all the fruits and veggies when you’re in the produce area means less doubling-back.

TIP 4 Be sure to mark each item as found

The app is designed to help you keep track of your progress through the order. Marking items as “found” also allows the customer to follow your progress. To enter an item as “found,” scan the barcode. The app will confirm if you found the exact item requested. The app will also let you know if you scanned an incorrect item. It’s a great safety net to help you and the customer!

TIP 5 Communicate with the customer

You can communicate directly with your customer through the Shopper app. Some customers like text and others preferred to be called (or might prefer not to be contacted, which is perfectly fine). I found by introducing yourself at the beginning of the order, I created an immediate connection with my customer that they really appreciated. This will lead to greater tips!!

Would you consider being someone's personal grocery store shopper?

Yes let's get started shopping!

Eh maybe I want to keep looking

#instacart #tips #jobsearch

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Paul Baker
Community Specialist
3 months ago

What it's like to be an Instacart Shopper - Part 1

You see a gig job opportunity but you don't know what it's like to actually work at doing the job. Well, I've found a treasure trove of what jobs are like IRL (that's millennial speak for "in real life"). That honey pot of job life content is Tik Tok. I've found this creator who is about to start a job in a few weeks but wanted to make some extra cash by being an Instacart shopper. Here is her first day. See how Day 2 went on her Instacart Shopper experience.

@coffeeeelover

so i was an instacart shopper for the first time today, gonna see how this goes over the next few days ##adayinthelife ##dayinmylife ##vlog ##over25 ##fyp

♬ SUNNY DAY - Matteo Rossanese
#instacart #gig #deliverydriver #jobsearch
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Paul Baker
Community Specialist
4 months ago

Has this happened to you as a gig worker?

Gig worker shares a shady practice that some Instacart customers practice. And if you're one of those customers that does this, shame on you!

Jobcase just published a series of articles breaking down what it's like to be a gig worker for Instacart. #jobsearch #deliverydriver #instacart #TTT

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