Uber Technologies stated Monday its app will record job openings in the supply, meals production, and grocery sector that its U.S. drivers can access throughout a slump in ride-hailing demand because of the coronavirus.
Starting Monday, drivers can find job listings of different companies in a new part of their app, Uber said in a blog post.
Uber also stated it could reach out to over 240,000 of its registered drivers holding commercial licenses to connect them to logistics corporations for employment and contract opportunities.
It additionally inspired drivers to sign up for its Uber Eats food delivery platform, saying restaurant orders have seen a significant demand growth since mid-March.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated in a statement the corporate would hold expanding financial alternatives in the following months by using technology to create fast and flexible access to work.
The corporate said that while the new offer was to this point limited to the U.S., it was a part of a global effort; however, it didn’t provide additional details.
The company mentioned it has collaborated with Domino’s Pizza, Target’s delivery platform Shipt and online care matching site CareGuide to hire Uber drivers.
An Uber spokesperson Monday stated the company was not receiving paid commissions from corporations whose jobs it lists.