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Winnipeg Food-Ordering Startup to Create 93 New Jobs

June 5, 2014 1:06 PM | News

The Manitoba government is funding 93 new jobs in Winnipeg for a startup company opening their headquarters in the city.

SkipTheDishes is a door-to-door delivery service specializing in online food ordering from more than 500 restaurants across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

The province is spending just over $400,000 to assist the business in hiring operations managers, dispatchers, marketing and graphics specialists, IT operators and developers, human resources, administrative support and accounting. Training and tax credit support are also part of the province’s plan for the tech-savvy company.

“Our Winnipeg corporate headquarters will support our algorithmic food-delivery dispatch technology — the key driver behind SkipTheDishes.ca’s exponential growth and market-leading position,” said founder and CEO Josh Simair. “The support we’ve received in Manitoba for our growing Canadian technology company has helped us establish SkipTheDishes as a leader in the exciting space of online food delivery.”

SkipTheDishes currently employs over 40 people and works with over 100 food couriers to deliver foods from restaurants to customers in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Red Deer and now Calgary.

One of their local partners is Obby Khan, owner of Shawarma Khan Restaurant and the Green Carrot Juice Company.

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