Uber is launching a new app on Friday that will match temporary workers looking for shift work with businesses looking to fill gaps in their timetables, according to three people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times reports.
Called Uber Works it has been in stealth mode in Chicago for a year, following a trial in the city and an earlier trial in Los Angeles.
Although it will be now be officially launched in Chicago, one person said Uber was exploring rolling out the service more widely.
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The platform is designed to help workers such as clerks and chefs, save efforts by not requiring them to re-enter their credentials each time they sign up for a new job.
The technology will also allow them to have oversight of the shifts they do in one place.
Uber will be partnering with agencies, including TrueBlue, one of the largest industrial staffing companies in the U.S., according to a person familiar with the project.
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