Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Play

The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

Play

Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

Play

Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Uber Partners with AARP to Hire Senior Drivers

Play

Wednesday, August 12, 2015   

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Uber is partnering with "Life Reimagined," a subsidiary of AARP, to hire active seniors to become partner-drivers.

Nationally, Uber said it needs to add hundreds of thousands of people to its workforce - so "LIfe Reimagined" will offer workshops across California and information online to get people started.

Adam Sohn, vice president for strategic initiatives at Life Reimagined, called the two organizations a natural fit since the ride-sharing app allows seniors to monetize one of their biggest assets - their vehicle.

"We thought that would be a really positive opportunity for people in the Life Reimagined community to earn additional income, to be more self-empowered," he said, "and maybe starting their own business by just taking their car out of their driveway."

Uber said more than half of its current drivers are age 40 and older, and 24 percent are 50 or older. To qualify to drive for Uber, a driver needs insurance, a clean driving record and a car that is less than 10 years old.

Sohn said studies show that older people are more careful on the road than are younger drivers, making them ideal candidates to drive for Uber.

"Uber is also excited about the level of engagement from these more experienced drivers," he said. "and the level of safety that the passengers will enjoy."

Part of the new agreement is that drivers who sign up for Uber through Life Reimagined get a $35 bonus after they complete 10 trips. Information is on either the Uber or Life Reimagined websites.


get more stories like this via email

Food prices are rising nationwide, and the cost of a grocery store trip is up 3.5% from a year ago, according to a USDA report. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

RALEIGH, N.C. -- More than $1 million in COVID-19 relief grants are helping rural organizations increase their focus on locally sourced food relief…


Environment

DES MOINES, Iowa -- This fall, the Iowa Utilities Board is hosting meetings to inform the public about a proposed underground pipeline, which would …

Social Issues

MANDAN, N.D. -- North Dakota has had nearly 18,000 job openings in recent months, with roughly 1,000 in construction. A labor leader in the trades …


Approximately 3% of the 1,500 students in Montgomery County who were screened for behavioral health indicators were found to be at risk of substance use. (Adobe Stock)

Health and Wellness

DAYTON, Ohio -- An Ohio county is taking a trauma-informed approach to its work on preventing marijuana use in teens. As marijuana policy changes …

Social Issues

DENVER -- As Congress considers making significant investments in the nation's child-care system, children's advocates say now is the time to make …

This, year the theme of Sea Otter Awareness Week is the species' key role in the mosaic of the ecosystem. (Wikimedia Commons)

Environment

MONTEREY BAY, Calif. - This week, conservation groups are celebrating Sea Otter Awareness Week with online and in-person events across the state…

Environment

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Admission to any state park in Nevada is free this coming Saturday, as part of the first Nevada Public Lands Week - with a series …

Social Issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new Redistricting Advisory Council announced last week by Gov. Tom Wolf's office will focus on reducing gerrymandering as new …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021