Uber Launches Work Hub, To List Job Openings For Out Of Work Drivers
Ride-hailing app, Uber is now listing regular job openings at other companies in newly launched Work Hub in its driver app. This is part of its efforts to help drivers who are out of work as millions continue to stay at home. Demand for rides have declined sharply in recent weeks.
Drivers received an email on 5th March 2020 informing them of a new feature in the driver app called the Work Hub. Work Hub is to help drivers earn money by providing them with additional employment opportunities.
Drivers can use the Work Hub to receive orders from Uber Eats and Uber Freight, Uber’s trucking business. Drivers can also work a shift on the temporary worker program called Uber Works.
Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi in a statement said:
“They’re doing essential work to keep our communities moving as we fight this virus, but with fewer trips happening they need more ways to earn. With the Work Hub, we hope drivers can find more work opportunities, whether that’s with another of Uber’s businesses, or at another company.”
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Uber’s Work Hub will also include job listings from companies outside of Uber. It’s partnering with Domino’s, CareGuide and Target’s delivery service, Shipt. Uber also says it will list openings at FedEx, UPS, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Hertz and Walgreens.
The company is already offering 14 days of paid leave to any driver that contracts COVID-19. It had also fought for its gig employees to be able to receive the federal stimulus money.
New York had also offered to hire out of work Uber and Lyft drivers to help it deliver meals with promises to reimburse their driving expenses.
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