“The most important thing we can do right now is support drivers. 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.”– Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO
During this difficult period, drivers are more important than ever: every trip you’re providing now is an essential trip for your community. But with fewer people moving around, we know there are fewer trips available, and you’re earning less money driving. That’s why we’re introducing the Work Hub, a new way for you to find other work, whether with Uber or another company.
If Uber Eats is in your city, you can turn on delivery requests with a single tap in the Driver app. We’re 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, we’re providing priority eligibility screening for drivers with a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
As we respond to COVID-19, the Work Hub will also include opportunities outside of Uber. During this challenging time, we will be teaming up with companies that are currently hiring, like Domino’s, Shipt, CareGuide, and others, to get drivers connected to jobs. We’re also including links to job postings for other companies. We’ll continue to add new partnerships and listings to the Work Hub as we find more opportunities for you, so check the Driver app regularly for updates.
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.
If you need other financial support or tips about what you can do to stay healthy while working during this time, please visit these resources:
Government relief information: the US government has passed legislation that may make you eligible to apply for government financial support for lost earnings due to COVID-19. We’re gathering information to guide you through the claims process. We’ll let you know as soon as we have updates.
Thank you for helping move what matters.
If you are a company that is hiring and would like more information about the Work Hub, please let us know.