Logistics and transport companies will only have to pay Redwigwam workers themselves to fill short-term jobs

Redwigwam, a leading provider of flexible workers, is waiving its fees to help businesses in the transport and logistics sector overcome challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The company, which has over 110,000 workers on its database, is scrapping fees until further notice.

It means that companies can use the company’s online platform to find workers to carry out short-term and ad hoc jobs and only have to pay the workers for the jobs they hire them for.

Among companies that Redwigwam works with are Kellogg’s, Leon, Innocent and Deliveroo.

Lorna Davidson, Founder and CEO of Liverpool-based Redwigwam, said: “Coronavirus is already having a massive impact on businesses across the UK and the government has made clear that the situation will get worse over the coming weeks.

“We are seeing a huge spike in enquiries from businesses in the transport and logistics sector who are battling to keep Britain moving at a time when the industry is under huge pressure to ensure the country doesn’t run out of supplies. This includes the need to ensure there are enough drivers and people to work in warehouses.

“We have an army of flexible workers across the country who are able to help meet the short-term requirements of companies whose staff have been affected by Coronavirus.

“Our workers include school leavers, university students, mums and dads at home and older people who are keen to continue working after they have retired from their full-time jobs.

“Between them, they possess the full range of skills that can be utilised by a business with a short-term requirement.

“Any business that has business continuity or productivity issues caused by the Coronavirus outbreak can tap into our network of 110,000 workers – and for the foreseeable future we are waiving the fees we would normally charge hiring companies. It means we will not be making any revenue. We have a responsibility to keep our family of wigwammers working.

“The government made the support of SMEs a major priority in last week’s budget and it is vital that the business community as a whole works together to help each other get through these challenging times.”

Flexible working is becoming increasingly popular among Britons with recent figures from the Office for National Statistics highlighting that 4.9 million people are taking charge of their destiny by becoming flexible workers.

For more information: www.redwigwam.com