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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks at an Uber products launch in San Francisco on Sept. 26. The company is launching its Uber Works app in Chicago, aiming to make it easier for workers to find temporary shifts. Philip Pacheco /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

Uber can zip you around town, bring sushi to your door and ship your company’s goods across the country. Now, it will also connect gig workers with employers looking for temporary staff.

The company is launching its Uber Works app Thursday in Chicago in an effort to make it easier to find temporary shifts for work like bartending, warehouse work and

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