NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Uber is teaming up with the NAACP to hire more minority drivers around the country, including in the Tri-State area.

As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, the goal is to recruit about 3,000 minority drivers from low-income areas around the New Jersey, including Newark, Paterson and Jersey City.

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“Unemployment leads to crime, leads to family breakups and a multiplicity of other social problems, so anything that produces jobs, I am in favor of,” Jersey City NAACP President Bill Braker said.

Braker told Putney he’s all for his organization helping Uber recruit.

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“Particularly our young black people,” he said.

“Kudos for the effort and we would welcome the same partnership,” said state Limousine Association President Jeff Shanker.

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Shanker added that he feels companies like Uber need to be regulated. He’s calling on state lawmakers to pass licensing and insurances requirements for car services like Uber and Lyft.