EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 2000
Group: Delivery Hero

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-04-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2020
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The online food delivery company Foodora hired 300 new employees in Sweden in March 2020. The new positions are either permanent and temporary, and 260 of the newly recruited workers will be appointed as deliverers.

The business expansion comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, since deliveries of food ordered online have become increasingly popular. The company is, therefore, rapidly growing.

Despite the previous criticisms for unfair working conditions and for the use of agency workers, Foodora argues that these new employees are working directly for the company.

The company employs people in 28 cities in Sweden. Foodora has recently bought two other online food delivery companies, Hungrig.se and Onlinepizza, and it plans to expand its business services to cover for instance grocery deliveries. Foodora is part of the Delivery Hero group.