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How can political announcements impact the interest in delivery jobs?

How can political announcements impact the interest in delivery jobs? Read our blog to understand how our partner, Saigon A.I., used data science to evaluate it.


Like many industries, online food delivery services have suffered significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog post, we'll discuss how we can use technology to predict applicants behaviour and help businesses adapt better to a new reality.


Our long term partner, Saigon A.I., uses data science to prove that political announcements have impacted the interest in delivery jobs across the US, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


By consolidating the data in a unique report, Saigon A.I. was able to assist their client in understanding a driver's intentions when applying for food delivery jobs, before and after key announcement dates in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic.


By analysing two application types: started per day and applications submitted per day, Saigon A.I. understood the applications fluctuate considerably. While overall applications submitted were steady, there was a slight percentage decrease on 26 March 2020.






However, when compared to the overall submissions between February and April 2020, the most significant decrease in driver applications occurred on or just after 26 March 2020.




In addition to that, most of the markets analysed had experienced a decreasing trend in application submissions on or just after

26 March 2020.


We found that although most of the markets had a decreasing trend in application submissions after 26


March 2020,


Markets 2 and 4 showed an increasing trend. While most markets started to trend back up after 2 April 2020, we found that Market 3 showed a continual decrease until mid-April.



So, what was so important on that Thursday back on the 26th of March, 2020?


Well, after recognising the anomalies that occured on 26 March 2020, Saigon A.I. also noted that then President of the United States, Trump, had made a nationwide announcement declaring that the COVID-19 pandemic was a national emergency. Saigon A.I. was able to deduce that this announcement had a direct influence on the interest in delivery job applications.


As the data was provided regionally, Saigon A.I. was able to use this information and provide a basic A.I. program that would assist their client in creating a local strategy for all key markets, and therefore, helping to avoid staff shortages.



About our partner:

Saigon A.I. is an initiative created by an entrepreneurial couple from the US, who have extensive skills and qualifications in Data Science and the science of Artificial Intelligence. They provide data science, machine learning and A.I. services for international projects.


Although based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, their team works on projects for companies located around the world. Each member of staff is carefully selected and trained, both in English and International business standards.


Teamscal is a local representative of their services, including data analysis, throughout Australia. To discuss projects involving data analysis, book a time with our team by clicking here.




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