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Uber looks to hire military veterans as drivers

Uber looks to hire military veterans as drivers


Ursula: UBER IS LOOKING TO EXPAND THEIR DRIVERS BASE BY REACHING OUT TO THE MILITARY, FAMILIES, AND ‘VETTES. VETERANS. THEY HAVE A GOAL EMPLOYING 10,000 DRIVERS. AS DAVID SEARS TELLS US THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY RIDE SHARE COMPANY IN TOWN LOOKING FOR MORE DRIVERS. WE KNEW IT WOULD BE OVERWHELMING. UBER TEXAS GENERAL MANAGER DESCRIBING THE RECEPTION THE RIDE SHARE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED SINCE ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN THE CITY LIMITS, AND NOW THEY’RE LOOKING TO DO MORE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE MILITARY. THEY LOVE THE FLEXIBLE WORK UBER PROVIDES. AS YOU KNOW SAN ANTONIO IS A VERY LARGE MILITARY AND VETERAN COMMUNITY. Reporter: UBER HOLDING A WORK ON DEMAND EVENT LOOKING TO EXPAND ON THE 600 MILITARY DRIVERS THEY ALREADY EMPLOY, HELPING MORE MAKE THE TRANSITION TO PUBLIC LIFE. AS SOON AS YOU DO ALL THE BACKGROUND CHECKS YOU CAN WORK AND THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. I WANT TO FOCUS ON OUR VETERAN AND MILITARY FOLKS AND USING THIS AS AN EMPLOYMENT OPTION FOR THEM AS THEY TRANSITION OUT OF THE MILITARY. Reporter: UBER AND LYFT DOING SO WELL IN SAN ANTONIO ANOTHER RIDE SHARE COMPANY IS MOVING IN, GET ME. THEY WILL PICK UP AND DELIVER ITEMS FOR YOU, EVEN SHOP FOR YOU. IF YOU’RE MULCHING YOUR YARD YOU CAN HAVE A LARGE ITEM DELIVERED FROM HOME DEPOT. JENNIFER IS SIGNING UP TO BE A DRIVER FOR GET ME. SHE ALREADY IS A DRIVER FOR UBER AND LYFT. I DON’T HAVE TO FORK OUT MY MONEY AND HAVE THEM PAY ME BACK.


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