We know that people who choose to drive with Lyft come from a wide range of backgrounds.
Some are students or from the creative arts and others are making extra income in between jobs. Around a quarter of drivers own a separate small business and 86 percent are fully employed or seeking full time employment in the career of their choice.
While driving with Lyft, we want to ensure that drivers are able to move forward on the path of their choice. That’s why we’re excited to share that we’re teaming up with LinkedIn — the world's largest professional network with a vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce — to roll out a pilot program in Denver that will offer LinkedIn resources to drivers who want to learn additional skills.
Drivers in the Denver pilot program have been invited to a special event where they’ll be paired with LinkedIn experts who can help them build their profiles and professional brands, strengthen their networks, and explore training and career opportunities.
"In March, we introduced a new product called Training Finder to help Coloradans acquire the skills they need to qualify for the jobs they want," said LinkedIn Senior Manager of City and State Programs Alison Dorsey. "We often hear from Lyft drivers who are driving while exploring training programs and additional jobs, so we're thrilled to work with Lyft to help more drivers take advantage of our training and jobs resources."
“Everyone has different reasons for driving with Lyft and different goals for the future,” said Lyft Senior Director of Public Policy Michael Masserman. “The diversity of drivers is one of the things that makes Lyft great, and it’s what inspires us to continue creating resources that give the Lyft community flexibility and paths to success.”
LinkedIn and Lyft are exploring rolling the program out to more communities across America in the months to come.
The LinkedIn pilot adds to Lyft’s growing lineup of driver resources, which include healthcare, insurance, retirement, communications, and tax services. We’re excited to keep up the momentum and demonstrate that #ValuesMatter.