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 .”