Back-to-School: South Bay
Being a parent is demanding, especially during the back to school rush. Many of the folks who drive with Uber are going through this rush right now, so we decided to add some fun to the mix and celebrate our partners and their families as they get ready to head back to school.
This weekend, Bay Area Uber drivers and their families came together at Flood Park to enjoy some down time, filled with fun activities like arts and crafts, sports, and face painting.
Brian, an Uber driver-partner in San Jose and his wife, Linda, got to spend some family time with the Uber community. Even though their daughter London is not ready to head to school quite yet, Brian is grateful for the flexibility he has on the Uber platform to spend time with his growing family.
It is no wonder there are so many parents driving with Uber. In a recent survey of Uber’s driver-partners, 46% of partners have children under 18 living at home. And 85% of driver-partners cite flexibility as an important reason for partnering with Uber—so they can better balance their work and family priorities.
More and more, parents are discovering that driving with Uber is a way to contribute to family income without sacrificing time with their kids. We are proud to partner with this community of busy parents and to celebrate back to school time with a little fun.
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.