Uber is hoping to recruit 500 more taxi drivers in Merseyside to meet growing rider demand as cities open up across the UK following the pandemic.
The Liverpool Echo reports that it's part of a nationwide recruitment drive by the cab-hailing service to sign up a further 20,000 drivers as demand for rides continues to ramp up.
Since changes in the law were introduced, all Uber drivers are now entitled to at least the National Living Wage - though many can and do earn more.
Drivers with Uber can also receive a range of extra benefits, which are not on any other ride hailing app. These include an additional 20% of their earnings in holiday pay and a pension, parental leave payments, sickness and injury cover, and union representation by the GMB.
Ash Kebriti, general manager for the UK and Ireland, Uber, said: "As the UK has opened up, demand for Uber rides has soared, meaning that we need more drivers on the road.
"In Merseyside, we’ve seen a 6% increase in demand since before the lockdown as people go back to work, restaurants and bars.
"There’s not been a better time to sign up, especially as we’re the only operator to provide all drivers with holiday pay and, where eligible, enrolment in a pension scheme."