By Alex Bitter
Source: Business Insider
In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Juan started delivering groceries through Instacart and takeout orders via Uber Eats in Southern California. The money was good enough that he didn’t need any other job.
Three years later, Juan is still a full-time gig delivery worker. But he’s running out of options to stay that way.
These days, Juan said, he gets fewer offers through the apps. Those that do pop up on his screen are gone in a second or two if he’s not quick, a change he attributes to more people in his area getting into delivery work. He’s also tried to sign up for other apps, including Amazon Flex, Grubhub, and DoorDash, but hasn’t gotten off waitlists for them. “Right now, they’re not taking more drivers,” he said.