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Your Next Uber Driver May Be a Retiree

Contrary to stereotypes, seniors are a natural fit for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
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For George Cameron, a 65-year-old former marine in Mechanicsville, Virginia, retirement was not all it cracked up to be. Chiefly, it was dull. “Although I’ve got a few community things I’m involved in,” Cameron says, “I sit at home and listen to the news. And my wife says I’m getting too close to the dog.”

At the end of August, Cameron re-entered the workforce after four years of retirement. His new job is driving for Uber. Cameron gets in the car in the mid-afternoon and works until late around the Richmond area. He is spending 50 hours a week behind the wheel.