Driving Jobs: Uber creating employment in South Africa
Uber has become a global phenomenon and if you haven’t tried it yet you may be wondering ‘how does Uber work?’ When it comes to Uber South Africa, you will find that it has both drivers and riders across the country. While Uber is a great form of transportation it also creates part time jobs. If you are looking for Uber jobs, keep reading to find out more.
What is Uber?
To answer this question, we want to start by explaining more about the app.
Uber creates opportunities for both passengers and drivers. Uber is the brain child of Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp. It all started when the pair were trying to get a taxi in Paris during 2008. As they struggled to get a ride they came up with the idea of making life easier with an app that will request a taxi for you.
In the early days Uber was only available in a few cities but since its inception it has spread to cities throughout the world. Not only does Uber help people who need a ride, it also creates thousands of flexible employment opportunities.
The part time jobs it creates boosts economies in cities across the world. With transportation you can trust, life is a whole lot more convenient. With more than a billion connections the app is continuing to expand.
Uber drivers enjoy many benefits. As an independent contractor the Uber driver salary offers you a good income every week. Drivers can determine their own schedule. As your own boss you will be able to determine your working hours. If you want to work after hours Uber jobs offer a great way to make extra cash. You decide where you want to drive and what passengers you want to accept.
How to become an Uber Driver
The first step is to prepare your documents. You will need a Professional Driver’s Permit for the city that you are working in. You will need to obtain an Operator card and apply for an operating licence. It is also important to have commercial vehicle insurance and a vehicle registration certificate.
Once you have prepared your documents you can sign up online following which you will need to pass a background check. Once you have completed the criminal background check the next step is to have your vehicle approved. The final step is to go for an interview followed by training.
If you are looking for Uber jobs but you don’t own a vehicle then you can apply for positions working for entrepreneurs who own more than one car. The benefit of this option is that you won’t have to spend a large sum of money on purchasing a new car.
As Uber has strict requirements for their cars your vehicle may not match their standards. In this case it is a good idea to find driving jobs where you will be working for someone else. This is a great starting point as you can save the money that you earn to purchase your own car.
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