Uber launched a new Work Hub that enables its drivers to find alternative gig work, in such areas as customer service, food production, and logistics. Many of the drivers have been left without work as many people are forced to stay home because of COVID-19.
Uber already had plans to launch this last year according to Forbes. Through the Work Hub, Uber drivers can connect with three other Uber platforms: Uber Eats (for food deliveries), Uber Freight (for trucking), and Uber Works (for blue-collar temp shifts). Also, they can connect with a growing number of companies Uber is allowing to hire through its system. These companies include McDonald's, PepsiCo, UPS, 7-Eleven, Albertsons, Dollar Tree, FedEx, Hertz, Land O’Lakes, and Walgreens.