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2 November, 2015| Mumbai: Today Uber, the technology platform that has transformed urban mobility for millions of commuters, announced that it has signed a co-operation agreement with the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to create thousands of entrepreneurial opportunities for ex-servicemen and women on the Uber platform.

The AWPO is an organisation that assists in the placement of Indian Army ex-servicemen into private sector jobs and provide entrepreneurship opportunities.

“At AWPO, we believe everyone who has served our country deserves the dignity to be able to support themselves when they return to the civilian workforce. That’s why we’re proud to be working with Uber to extend flexible, well paid work to thousands of our ex-service members, said Major General Deepak Sapra, MD, AWPO 

Amit Jain, President of Uber India, said: “At Uber, we understand that members of our armed forces are some of the nation’s most talented, committed and skilled peopleIt is our honour to extend our hand and provide access to opportunities for entrepreneurship and empowerment on the Uber platform.”

As part of this first-of-its-kind agreement:

AWPO will:

  • refer potential ex-servicemen who wish to become driver-partners on to the Uber platform
  • actively promote Uber to its members and encourage them to consider becoming Uber driver-partners

 Uber will:

  • will create driver partner opportunities for 100,000+ ex-servicemen and women on the Uber platform through AWPO referrals
  • provide eligible ex-servicemen and women access to vehicle financing schemes through Uber’s vehicle solutions programme

 We are excited to serve our communities and those who have served our nation – the true heroes in service of our communities – with employment opportunities that give them the freedom to work at a time convenient for them and to be their own boss – the very foundation of the Uber platform.

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