Uber has announced Uber Works, a new gig worker platform that is launching first in the Chicago market.
According to their blog post;
We believe a new, technology-first approach can provide faster and easier means for people to get work, while offering greater insight into the many opportunities for work that are out there—improving the experience for workers and businesses alike.
That’s why over the past year, we’ve studied and built tech solutions that can help positively impact a workers’ shift experience and eliminate bottlenecks to finding work. Starting in Chicago, we are now officially launching Uber Works platform that connects workers with businesses that need to fill available shifts.
We believe that finding work shouldn’t have to be a job in itself. For positions as diverse as being a prep cook, warehouse worker, a commercial cleaner or event staff, Uber Works aims to make it easier to find and claim a shift.
The Uber Works Platform will cater to the following types of “gigs”;
- Customer Service
- Front of House/Back of House
- General Labor
Uber Works joins a long list of gig/shift worker companies already trying to fill these low level blue collar roles. We have tracked at least 18 such companies you can view here.
Details can be found at https://www.uber.com/blog/chicago/uberworks/