Uber cabs to enroll ex-servicemen

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) App-based cab operator Uber on Monday said it has signed an agreement with the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) under the defence ministry to create a job platform for ex-servicemen.

“As part of the partnership, AWPO will refer potential ex-servicemen who wish to drive for Uber,” Uber said in a release.

This will create driver partner opportunities for over one lakh ex-servicemen and women on the Uber platform through AWPO referrals, the release said.

AWPO assists in the placement of Indian Army ex-servicemen in private sector jobs and provide entrepreneurship opportunities,” it said.

“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 are proud to be working with Uber to extend flexible, well paid work to thousands of our ex-service members,” the release cited AWPO managing director Major General Deepak Sapra as saying.

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

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