Military Driven in Los Angeles

UberMILITARY

The UberMILITARY program is a nationwide commitment to onboard veterans and members of the military family onto the Uber platform. By partnering with Uber, veterans can find full or part-time work during their transition to civilian life or a lasting career as an Uber partner. Active duty spouses have the opportunity to find consistent work as they are moved from base to base both in the United States and abroad.

Today, we were thrilled to join with some of our over 200 UberMILITARY partners in the Los Angeles area to share stories about both military life and what lies ahead with Uber. UberMILITARY partners also met with local veterans interested in becoming Uber drivers to discuss employment opportunities and help them get started. A huge thanks to Work for Warriors and all the local leaders that joined us today!

military event

Our UberMILITARY partners come from all four branches, and each individual brings a unique background and set of experiences to their Military Driven careers. From veterans to active duty spouses, drivers across the Southland partner with Uber for flexible earning opportunities that keep them connected to service. We caught up with John and Jessica to learn more about why they drive and what UberMILITARY means to them:

After 6 years in the Air Force and tours in Iraq and Qatar, I left the service disabled and struggled to find work. There isn’t much demand in the civilian sector for someone with ammunition experience. Uber has helped me make the transition and find meaningful work despite my disability. I drive when I want and am able to earn a living on my terms.

– Jessica, Uber driver partner and veteran

 

Uber allows me to drive as a second source of income so that I can save up to sail around the world. I live on my sailboat in Redondo Beach, but drive across Los Angeles. After twelve years in the Navy, it’s great to have the opportunity to continue to meet so many interesting people from so many diverse cultures. I traveled all over the world in the military, and driving in LA, I always have a rider from a different country in the car ready to share a story or learn something about the U.S. Uber is flexible, good-paying work that keeps me connected to my community.

– John, Uber driver partner and Navy Nuke

john_3
&nbsp

Featured articles

Uber for Business now makes it easy to give your customers a ride

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.

UberEATS: Using technology to build a reliable food delivery experience

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–

Let’s take care of each other

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.