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Uber launches The Work Hub - to get drivers through the coronavirus crisis

The spread of the coronavirus is bringing the mobility industry to a standstill around the world. Ridesharing providers such as Uber or Lyft have restricted or temporarily suspended their services in many places. As a result, many drivers around the world have to fear for their livelihoods. Now Uber has launched a work hub for the coronavirus crisis. The company wants to get the chauffeurs into alternative work during the corona pandemic.

In a blog post on the website, Uber explains how the offer works - so far, however, it is only available in the US. Accordingly, drivers who are registered with Uber can also register with Uber Eats, for the delivery of groceries, or with Uber Freight, for the delivery of freight. The company would also seek out food production, warehouse logistics and customer service jobs in the cities of Chicago, Dallas and Miami. To do this, Uber works with companies like Dominos, Shipt, and CareGuide.

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Uber Work Hub: This is the state in other countries

Work Hub was first tested in Chicago last year. Outside of the US, there is no dedicated work hub for Uber drivers. However, the company announced that it will also seek partnerships in the e-commerce sector there so that Uber drivers can deliver food and freight there during the coronavirus crisis. In the UK, for example, Uber is working with online grocer Ocado. There are also several such collaborations in India. In addition, the services of Uber Eats have already been expanded in Spain, Brazil and Australia, as reported by Techcrunch.

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