Last updated: 7 Dec 2015
2014 was an incredible year for Uber in Australia. We started the year in Sydney and Melbourne and by the end of the year, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Geelong and Adelaide had come along for the ride (and there were millions of rides!). We believe this year will be even better.
Yesterday, our Senior Vice President, David Plouffe, announced that Uber is committed to creating 20,000 new jobs in Australia in 2015. We are setting ourselves a challenge which we believe we can achieve through partnership with governments and organisations who share our vision of opening up economic opportunity in every city.
Each of these new jobs will be filled by people who have passed rigorous screening processs, who are fully insured, and who are seeking to earn a flexible income to support their families. They are like Debra, a single mother training to be a nurse in Queensland. Or Patrick who is supporting his daughter’s tennis career (and coaching her) through driving uberX in Sydney. Or Adam who is saving to buy a house for his young family in Melbourne.
These driver-partners help power their city’s economy, keep our roads safer and reduce congestion.
Your embrace of ridesharing as a safe, reliable and affordable way to get around your city means opportunities have opened up for thousands of your fellow Australians to help meet the demand.
Thank you for your support – your choices are making a difference.