First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Not content with ride-hailing and food delivery, Uber has branched into the employment market.
The company has launched its Uber Works platform in Chicago, a service which aims to connect workers with businesses that need to fill available shifts.
In a blog post, Uber says the app makes it easier to find and claim a shift “for positions as diverse as being a prep cook, warehouse worker, a commercial cleaner or event staff”.
The app also includes information about gross pay, work location and skills, required attire and allows users to clock in and out and log breaks.
Uber Works can help businesses “reduce scheduling headaches” and “weather seasonal variations” by providing a pool of vetted and qualified workers, the company adds.
As part of the commitment, Uber has joined forces with staffing agencies such as TrueBlue, who employ, pay and handle worker benefits. It has also extended its partnership with Arizona State University to offer access to online classes and is working with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago to help support access to work for people across all communities.