Uber to extend economic opportunities to people with disablities

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Innovative Australian startup Enabled Employment has partnered with Uber, to extend flexible economic opportunities provided by its uberX platform to Australians with a disability who have may have been locked out of the traditional workforce.

Uber is evolving the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to driver-partners through their smartphone app, while Enabled Employment provides an online marketplace for workers with disabilities to find flexible work arrangements.

The partnership agreement signed between the two companies means there is now a path for people with disabilities to earn a well paid, flexible income, on their terms.

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Since launching in 2009, Uber has expanded to over 330 cities, making cities more accessible for riders and opening up more income opportunities for driver-partners. Uber now helps over one million people around the world earn a flexible income as Uber partners, using their own car to provide safe, reliable and affordable rides in their city

In Australia, over a million riders and 15,000 driver-partners have embraced ride-sharing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Geelong.

Enabled Employment CEO Jessica May has welcomed the partnership and the signing of a national agreement to get more people with disabilities to consider becoming a driver partner with Uber.

“We are delighted to be in partnership with a fellow company that is disrupting the current way we do things, Enabled Employment is proud to be disrupting the disability employment sector and bringing about social change which is why we think we are a perfect fit for working with Uber.”

“Uber is a big believer in diversity and are already challenging the stigma by offering an extension to their app which accounts for people with difficulties in hearing or speaking.  This opens up a world of opportunities for people with disabilities to earn a flexible income as Uber-partners.”

“Uber offers flexible options for people with disabilities and their carers to get back into the workforce, which is what is needed to increase diversity. As long as the requirements for Uber are met, people can be their own boss, work when they want, including around medical appointments or their limitations, and still earn a decent wage,” said Ms May.

More information about Enabled Employment and its activities can be found via the following link.

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