Uber to hire 5,000 employees within the next year

Ride-sharing service "Uber" is partnering with five area organizations to create 5,000 jobs.

The driving app says they will recruit drivers for their company over the next year.

Uber wants to turn attention to not just helping people get from one place to another, but helping build a thriving economy in an expanding part of town.

The next recruiting events will be:

-September 23, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at Dress for Success Austin

-October 7, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Austin Area Urban League

-October 14, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Dress for Success Austin