● To train and provide 75,000 new job opportunities across Maharashtra over 5 years
Mumbai, 16 January, 2016: Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers to provide affordable, convenient and safe rides has today signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra through the Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department (SDED) to help create 75,000 entrepreneurship opportunities across the state.
Through this partnership, Uber is also committed to the promotion of equality of jobs with a focus on training women and people from marginalised sectors of society. This is to promote an equal and fair opportunity for all sectors of society to earn sufficient fares as independent entrepreneurs on the platform.
Said Shailesh Sawlani, GM, Uber West, “We are deeply committed to the promotion of equal opportunity among all sectors of society and are happy to be part of the Make in India initiative through this MoU with the SDED, Govt. of Maharashtra to encourage and give women and persons from marginalised societies an opportunity to become micro-entrepreneurs through our platform.”
Said, Hon'ble Principal Secretary (SDED) Shri S.S. Sandhu, “We are pleased to partner withUber to create more economic opportunities in the state of Maharashtra and mobilize women and persons from marginalised sectors of society to become micro entrepreneurs .”
The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Maharashtra is engaged primarily in activities that promote development of skilled manpower in the state of Maharashtra. Leveraging India's demographic dividend, the department aims to contribute as a significant stakeholder in providing impetus to Make in India Movement. The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department wishes to explore collaborations for increasing employment potential in the State of Maharashtra by enabling supply of skilled manpower in the desired sector, strengthening the training infrastructure related to the requisite skill set as well as by adopting new age technologies as per the demand of industries.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to driver partners through its platform, Uber makes cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business opportunities for driver partners. From Uber's founding in 2009 to its launches in over 361 cities in 66 countries today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. Today, the service is available in 26 Indian cities -- more than any other country outside the United States. www.uber.com