Opportunity for all
We’re bringing more ways to earn and move to a broad population of underserved people. Whether they’re unemployed, underemployed, seniors, people with disabilities, or just someone who needs flexibility, we empower people to get moving—on their terms.
Underemployed and unemployed
More economic empowerment and opportunities
Uber makes it easy to get on the road and start earning. With technology in the Uber app that lets you plan your day and navigate to opportunities, you can be your own boss.
Drive when you want
As an Uber driver-partner, you can drive as much—or as little—as you choose. So people who want or need to earn some extra income can fit it into their lives.
Getting unemployed people back to work
More opportunities and options
Most people just want to make an honest day’s living, but far too often barriers prevent people from accessing work. At Uber, we keep an open mind so that we can remove those barriers and change lives for those who need it most.
Breaking down barriers
We strive to have a screening process that is thorough, fair, and relevant to the work at hand. Before a person is allowed to drive with Uber, he or she must undergo a stringent screening process that includes a driving and criminal history check. That’s why we’ve always used county court records, even checking them physically in person if needed, to ensure that we receive the most accurate information available about whether a person was found guilty or exonerated for a crime, as opposed to other methods that rely on arrest records that don’t always include final dispositions.
More than 70 million Americans have criminal records. How can we help them succeed?
Some employers have a check box on their applications asking if potential employees have a criminal record. Uber doesn’t. For our corporate employees, we’ve banned the box since our inception, and we encourage other companies to do the same.
The Uber app offers accessibility features including the ability to track rides, send text alerts, and request specially equipped vehicles and drivers for your needs.
There’s an Uber for everyone
We’re piloting uberWAV in cities across the US to find the best accessible vehicle options for both riders and drivers.
Opportunities for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
There are now thousands of Deaf and Hard of Hearing driver-partners. In the US, they have collectively earned millions of dollars—all by helping people get around in their communities.
Accessibility at Uber, updated March 16, 2018
Giving seniors greater access
We’re working hard to give seniors access to better transportation options, with or without a smartphone.
Uber Central is partnering with local senior centers
Senior centers across the country now provide better transportation service to their residents through our specialized app, Uber Central.