September 17, 2021
The company has chosen the Portuguese capital to install a new hub and operations centre that will be “Uber’s main source of product and technology development in the Southern European region.”
“Uber’s new ‘hub’ and operations headquarters represent an investment of more than 90 million euros and has already generated more than 400 direct jobs, with the prospect of recruiting 200 additional employees by the end of 2021,″ reports the Noticias ao Minuto website, based on a statement from the American technology platform.
According to Uber, the new Lisbon hub will be used to “develop processes and products for the region.” In addition, the operations centre “will be geared towards improving the experience of users, drivers, delivery partners, restaurants, retailers and other business partners and will provide support for nine European countries, including, in addition to Portugal, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Germany and Croatia,” among others.
In the statement, Uber’s senior director of Customer Operations EMEA, Régis Haslé, guaranteed their “commitment to Portugal and the willingness to continue to invest in the country.” “We have already made an investment of 60 million euros and intend to invest another 30 million euros over the next four years,” he said, considering that “Portugal has excellent professionals and also the ability to attract the best talent to work at Uber and live in Lisbon.”
Translation: Richard D K Turner