Uber DC Salutes Our Veterans
From San Diego to Hampton Roads, Uber is proud to partner with men and women across the US who have selflessly served our country. As a way to honor Uber DC veteran partners today and every other day of the year, we’ve spruced up each and every veteran partner photos to include an American Flag icon. The next time you request and see an American Flag logo on your driver’s photo, we hope you will take a moment to join us in saying “thank you.”
There are hundreds of service members partnering with Uber and moving riders around our city every day. We’d like to introduce you to one of them.
Despite applying and interviewing for numerous federal/state and private employment initiatives for my demographic, I still found myself unemployed. Uber has proven to be an efficient, reliable, and flexible partner. I am grateful for this opportunity and the income that it has provided for my family. It allows me to make my own hours and be available for my children as my spouse serves in the Navy. This is a non-traditional opportunity that is rare to come by.
Many service members have partnered with Uber to help with their transition back to civilian life. As a result, Uber recently launched UberMILITARY, our new initiative to introduce service members, veterans, and military spouses to Uber, empowering them as entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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.