Thousands of New Jobs This Year in Edmonton
At Uber, we’re proud to play a role in strengthening Edmonton’s economy while making it easier, safer and more affordable for people to get wherever they are going.
We’re on track to create the equivalent of over 2,000 full-time jobs for Edmonton driver partners by the end of the year.
Be it on a full-time or part-time basis, thousands of Edmontonians have found that Uber is a new way to earn a living at a time when it’s needed most.
While the Uber platform is available globally, the benefits our technology provides are most directly felt at a home. Entrepreneurial local citizens power the platform, while meeting the needs of their fellow citizens.
In Edmonton, there are already hundreds of entrepreneurial partners who are choosing to drive with Uber as a way to build a small business and supplement their income. Our partners come from all walks of life, and previous professional experiences, which is what makes getting a ride on the Uber platform that much more personable and fun!
Driver-partners are using the Uber platform in many different and flexible ways that suit their personal needs, from earning a full-time income to supplementing their salaries at other jobs. One common thread is that drivers are using the Uber platform to support their families or the lives they are choosing to lead by being their own boss behind the wheel. According to a national survey we conducted in the US, where partners have had a longer period of time to see the benefits of the platform, the vast majority of driver partners say they are better off financially because of Uber.
Thousands of Safe, Reliable Rides
Every week, thousands of people across Edmonton are choosing Uber to connect to safe and hassle-free rides that support the local economy and small business growth. Uber is committed to bringing more economic opportunities to the men and women of Edmonton. We’re proud of our impact so far, but we’re not done yet. We look forward to working with City of Edmonton to create more choice, more opportunity and safer streets for all.
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.