Uber Technologies said on Monday its app will list job openings in the delivery, food production and grocery industry that its U.S. drivers can access.
The company is introducing the Work Hub, a new way for drivers to find other work, whether with Uber or another company.
If Uber Eats is in their city, drivers can turn on delivery requests with a single tap in the Driver app. Uber is also accepting signups for Uber Works, which connects people to shift work like food production, warehouse, and customer service in Chicago, Dallas, and Miami. And with Uber Freight, where carriers get paid for every load they deliver, Uber is providing priority eligibility screening for drivers with a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
The Work Hub will also include opportunities outside of Uber. During this challenging time, Uber will be teaming up with companies that are currently hiring, like Domino’s, Shipt, CareGuide, and others, to get drivers connected to jobs. Uber is also including links to job postings for other companies.
Although the Work Hub is launching in the US, this is part of a global effort to connect drivers with new work opportunities. For those in the UK, Uber is partnering with online retailer Ocado to connect drivers to food delivery opportunities.
Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement the company will keep expanding economic opportunities in coming months by using technology to create fast and flexible access to work.