Uber works begin operations in its third city, Dallas

12, March

Uber Works, the temporary staffing app provided by Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), has gone into operation in ...

Uber Works, the temporary staffing app provided by Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER), has gone into operation in Dallas, its third US city after Chicago and Miami, the company announced.

The company said Texas is an especially exciting opportunity, adding that it has seen a lot of momentum in the light industrial space.

“As a key market for logistics and temporary labor in the US, there’s a myriad of opportunities for the Uber Works platform and Uber Freight platform to integrate and solve supply chain challenges as they relate to the movement of freight and fluctuating labor,” according to the company.

Uber Works connects businesses to workers, and it’s focused on the light industrial, events and hospitality industries.

The company has partnered with staffing firm TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) to employ and pay workers on a W-2 basis.

The Dallas Morning News reported pay will be between $12 and $16, and there is the possibility of surge pricing.

Uber Works started in Chicago with a formal, public announcement of its operations made in October; there it worked with staffing firms TalentBurst and TrueBlue. It announced operations in Miami last December.