Uber Aims to Recruit 4,000 New Drivers in Scarborough
Since last September, nearly 2,000 Scarborough residents have earned extra income as uberX driver partners and that number is growing by leaps and bounds. Uber is announcing today that we will work to recruit 4,000 new drivers in Scarborough by the Fall of 2016.
Each week, more than a quarter million rides take place on the Uber platform in the GTA. We are seeing the fastest growth in neighbourhoods underserved by convenient and affordable transportation options – neighbourhoods like Scarborough – where Uber is quickly becoming a cheaper alternative to car ownership.
In Scarborough, we’ve seen demand increase five-fold over the last 6 months – faster than in the downtown core. And as more Scarborough residents depend on Uber for transportation, more local drivers are partnering with Uber to offer rides in their community.
Last week, Uber partnered with Goodwill to connect with job seekers in Scarborough. The goal was to connect with the community and meet potential Uber driver-partners. In the coming weeks and months we look forward to continuing a schedule of community recruiting in Scarborough.
We’re proud of our work in Scarborough. Residents are eager for flexible and equitable earning opportunities where they can be their own boss and work when they’d like. The best part is that these drivers will deliver reliable transportation options to communities that are underserved by traditional transportation options.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.