• Uber will arrive in Cluj Napoca, the Romanian Silicon Valley and one of the most important cultural centers in the country, in the first week of August
• Cluj Napoca chose Uber: thousands of locals already want to use Uber and opened the app since the beginning of the year
• Drivers who want to earn money by driving their own car have the opportunity to become micro-entrepreneurs by using Uber
Uber announces the launch of uberX in Cluj Napoca, the heart of Transylvania, one of the most dynamic and innovative cities in Central and Eastern Europe. The service will be available to the people of Cluj and to the many tourists visiting the city, starting from the first week of August.
“The Uber application has already been downloaded and opened by thousands of people in Cluj. We have received hundreds of messages from drivers who want to become partners. Now we are happy to confirm we are coming to Cluj at the start of August. Our commitment to the local community is not only as safe and reliable transportation option for riders and a flexible economic opportunity for drivers. Uber loves Cluj Napoca and we are ready to contribute, along with local partners, to making Cluj Napoca even more dynamic and competitive than already is” said Nicoleta Schroeder, General Manager Uber Romania.
The exact date when the service will become available will be announced soon. Until then, drivers who want to become micro-entrepreneurs and start to earn money with their own car, are invited to register to become Uber partner on Uber.com
Uber is a flexible way to earn money for many partner drivers in Bucharest, who have diverse occupations: 37% are entrepreneurs or freelancers, 31% have full time jobs, while 22% are unemployed and drive with Uber while looking for a job. When asked why do they drive with Uber, 90% of them say they appreciate the flexibility and the extra money.
“I started out of curiosity and, off course, because I needed the extra income. I was very much excited about the idea of earning some money without the pressure and stress of a typical sales job. The freedom that you can have with this kind of "job" is the most rewarding. It offered me the opportunity to supplement my income in a very unconventional and flexible way" said Mihai, 35, an engineer who works in sales and drivers with Uber in his spare time.
More details about how to become an Uber partner, on the blog
. About Uber
Uber’s mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water -- everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2009 to solve a simple problem - how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars. Since february 2015, Uber is also in Bucharest, Romania, with 3 of its services: uberX, UberSELECT and Uber Child Seat.