UberMILITARY: 10,000 Strong and Counting
Earlier this month we reached an important milestone for our UberMILITARY initiative — more than 10,000 members of the military community have signed up to drive on the Uber platform.
From recently transitioned veterans to reservists to military spouses, these 10,000 strong have taken advantage of the flexibility and earning potential of the Uber platform and have earned over $18 million and driven 11,469,940 miles since September. With the help and support of our veteran service organization partners such as Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Bob Woodruff Foundation, Hiring Our Heroes, Blue Star Families, and others we will continue to strengthen our commitment and identify new and innovative ways to partner with the military community.
“UberMILITARY is a great program for our men and women veterans who have given us their all. It allows each veteran the flexibility they need to tailor their work level to their unique needs and situation. Uber has recognized the value of onboarding our nation’s talented and dedicated veterans onto its platform and is is seeking to expand the number of veterans in every city!”
Lieutenant General Kathleen Gainey, USA (Ret.)
Deputy Commander, United States Transportation Command (2011-2013)
Since launching our UberMILITARY initiative, we’ve met thousands of partners who have shared their stories of how driving with Uber has had an impact on their life.
Joshua, uberX partner in Chicago
“Thanks to the UberMILITARY program, my life has changed financially. I am a disabled Veteran and after many surgeries…each day is a new challenge not knowing how I will feel. I cannot hold down a regular job on scheduled hours. If not for this program, my house would have been foreclosed on shortly and my family in a bad place. I am a new man with a stronger outlook now, and am learning how to live disabled with a great company backing me and their support.”
Preston, uberX partner in Houston
“I signed for Uber to make a little extra cash in between hitches at my current job which I work offshore 28 days on and then have 28 days off. I also signed up because its new and exciting and will add greatly to job flexibility in the current economy.”
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