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Uber to launch on-demand staffing service

October 23, 2018 / Valerie Bolden-Barrett

Global ride-hailing enterprise Uber says it plans to develop a short-term staffing service for its business partners, TechCrunch reported. Citing the Financial Times as the first source to report on Uber Works, the new services, TechCrunch said the company will provide on-demand 1099 independent contractors, such as security officers, waiters and other temp workers, to its business partners for functions and events.
Uber had been working for several months on launching the project in Chicago, after a trial run in Los Angeles. TechCrunch said, however, that the company isn't including its vast number of current independent drivers in the new pilot program. Uber also is working on providing mobility services that include car rentals, bikes, scooters and links with public transit.
TechCrunch said that Uber might be diversifying its business through Uber Works, the purchase of JUMP bike-share and other projects in preparation for its plans to take the business public next...