DEcember 1, 2015
GI Go Fund and JobPath Partner with Uber to Drive Economic Opportunity for NJ Veterans
Partnership will help military veterans find employment by providing them with free rides to job interviews as well as the opportunity to become Uber drivers.
The GI Go Fund and JobPath are announcing a new initiative with Uber NJ to promote economic opportunity for military veterans in New Jersey. Uber will donate free rides for veterans attending job interviews obtained through use of the JobPath web portal. Uber will also, in coordination with JobPath and The GI Go Fund, bolster efforts to sign up veterans as drivers on the Uber platform.
“For so many veterans returning from overseas, finding steady work can be a major challenge,” said Jack Fanous, the Executive Director of the GI Go Fund and the creator of JobPath, the innovative new veteran employment platform. “By partnering with Uber, we’ll be able to make sure these men and women have a real opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.”
In New Jersey, nearly 1,000 veterans currently drive with Uber. Last year, Uber announced its national UberMILITARY program, which aims to on-board 50,000 members of the military as drivers over the next 18 months.
“Uber is honored to be helping former service members in New Jersey get back to work,” said Ana Mahony, General Manager for Uber New Jersey, “Having a reliable, affordable ride to an interview can make all the difference, and in terms of the veterans who now drive with Uber, we’ve found that our military partners are often those with the highest ratings.”
“I commend Uber and The GI Go Fund for working together to address the economic challenges that face New Jersey veterans,” said US Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Committee on Armed Services. “We have a responsibility to ensure that every one of the brave men and women who serve our country have the tools they need to build a better life for themselves and their loved ones.”
“A good-paying job is critical for a veteran transitioning to civilian life,” said US Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), member of the House Committee on Armed Services. “The GI Go Fund and Uber are making it easier for these individuals to bring their unparalleled discipline, abilities and drive to the private sector.”
“Supporting our veterans is a top priority for everyone in New Jersey,” said Senator James Beach, “Uber, JobPath and The GI Go Fund should be lauded for their efforts to help those in our military community find the jobs they need."
“Here in New Jersey, we’re always searching for better ways to support our veterans and members of the military,” said NJ Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, who serves as the Chairwoman of the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee. “It’s inspiring to see this collaboration between Uber, JobPath, and The GI Go Fund, bringing more jobs and flexible income opportunities for those who need them most.”
““The partnership between JobPath, The GI Go Fund and Uber should serve as a model for the rest of New Jersey,” said Brick Township Mayor John Ducey. “Veterans across the state deserve every chance they can get to lift themselves up, and this partnership will help do the important work of helping veterans find employment.”
JobPath is an innovative web based company that is connecting military veterans to companies that are committed to hiring veterans, as well as providing veterans with opportunities to improve their skills through proven job training courses in multiple employment-related fields. Through JobPath, military veterans are finding employment opportunities like never before, and companies are given a great platform to recruit and train the most qualified individuals in America to fill their job postings. For more, visit http://www.yourjobpath.com
Uber is a technology platform that is revolutionizing the way people connect with their cities around the world – and creating tremendous economic opportunity for transportation providers. By connecting users with a safe, reliable and seamless ride, and with unprecedented accountability and transparency built into the system, Uber has transformed the way users think about their transportation options.