Ever notice a car driving through downtown Milwaukee, sporting a furry, pink mustache?
They’re privately owned vehicles driven by everyday people who work for Lyft, a taxi network that uses a smartphone application to connect customers with rides.
Now, the company that offers innovatively accessible transportation to those who may have had a hard time finding rides before, is looking to hire drivers from here, in Milwaukee.
On Thursday, September 4, Lyft held a recruitment event at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church for Milwaukee residents interested in working for the modern taxi service.
The Milwaukee Urban League, a local non-profit organization that aims to provide the community with necessary resources and programs, co-hosted the affair.
Speakers for the evening included 1st District Milwaukee Alderman Ashanti, Milwaukee Urban League President Ralph Hollmon, one Lyft representative as well as some Lyft drivers.
In a press release, Lyft said that employees could make up to 20 dollars an hour, or, on a busy weekend, up to 500 dollars. Lyft requires that its drivers own a car, 4-door and year 2000 or newer. In addition, they must be 21-years-old and have a smartphone, either iPhone or Android, at their disposal.