Time magazine’s 2015 Person of the Year Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, a UCLA dropout, will be hiring more older drivers for his ride-share company.
Uber doesn’t look at age. They look at ones passion for solving a problem.
- 23 percent of Uber drivers are 50 and older. Drivers are their own boss. They turn on and off work [with a smartphone app] and don’t have to ask for permission. The flexiblity makes it an attractive way to work.
- Folks over 50 often have extra optimism and passion for their communities and might know the city better than anybody. That deep knowledge about their city is the cherry on top.
- Working with older workers allows younger managers the opportunity to tap into older workers expertise and knowledge. The younger manager can capture the older workers infectious enthusiasm for solving challenges and problems and passion about the work and doing it well.
- Today’s sharing economy starts with convenience, quality and affordability for the person who wants to get around the city. The ability to push a button on your phone for a car to pick you up immediately- the freedom and mobility that gives is remarkable.
- Uber drivers world-class background checks, a good, clean record and customers feedback, rating the driver makes sure only the best drivers stay in the system. Uber has had great feedback from senior-citizen communities.To learn more about how you can participate to earn extra money, go to www.uber.com/aarplr.