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Uber to connect businesses and shift workers via new jobs platform

October 04, 2019 / Valerie Bolden-Barrett

Uber announced Thursday the launch of Uber Works, an app-based platform that aims to connect businesses looking to fill available shift openings with people looking for shift work. The ride-hailing company said it has partnered with staffing agencies, such as TrueBlue, which will "employ, pay and handle worker benefits." The service will begin in the Chicago area. Uber Works app users can access information about the shifts that interest them, including pay, location, skills needed and required attire. The app aims to serve as a "one-stop shop" for users to track time and log breaks, said Uber. The company added it will extend its educational partnership with Arizona State University to provide eligible workers on the platform with access to online classes and that it plans to work with Chicago organizations that can offer skills training.