As part of the $2 trillion bipartisan deal Senate leaders and the White House struck early Wednesday, unemployment benefits will be extended to several groups that were previously not elegible for such benefits, including gig economy workers, per a statement from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The on-demand grocery startup Instacart said Monday that it is planning to hire 300,000 “full-service shoppers,” over the next three months due to a huge spike in demand spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Instacart’s goal is to increase their workforce by more than double.
The WHO declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11th. Companies across the U.S. have sent workers home. But what are companies like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates doing to protect their customers and drivers?
Drivers been reporting that delivery gigs have picked up drastically and are paying quite well, due to people stocking up and not wanting to leave their homes. Maybe switching to delivery is the way to go while we wait for things to blow over.
Uber closes greenlight hubs for drivers amid COVID-19 outbreak On Friday, March 13th, 2020 Uber announced that it would be temporarily closing it’s local support centers to protect drivers and its staff. This is to remain in effect until April 6th, unless otherwise stated.
The next phase of the battle between service user and service provider comes with Uber’s new reporting feature (released in the US & Canada in February 2020), which allows riders to report driver issues in real-time during their trip.
Drivers are able to make up to $100 per month just for having this free tablet in their car while doing rideshare. Drivers get bonuses too, based on how much their passengers interact with the tablet. Those bonuses are in addition to the $100. In addition to the extra earnings from high scores and advertisements, drivers report that this new source of entertainment inspires better conversation, higher driver ratings, and better tips.
Whether you are in a busy urban area or far out in the burbs it can be a challenge to find a good bathroom stop when doing rideshare or delivery. Off hours and unfamiliar locations can make this even trickier. These 4 apps help you know where to go.