Uber has plans for massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas, the company has confirmed in recent weeks.
The expansion could mean the ride-hailing giant’s San Francisco headquarters is dwarfed by larger satellite offices.
In Chicago, Uber Freight is looking to be the next service to piggy-back on the “Uber for everything” model that Uber Eats found so successful.
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Uber is still losing massive amounts of money, but it’s not letting recent cost cutting moves get in the way of continued expansion.
The company this month inked deals for massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas as it continues to staff up growing business areas like freight
In Texas, where Uber already has a sizable presence in Austin, the company will open a new office in Dallas capable of supporting up to 3,000 workers. When fully operational, the hub will be the largest Uber office outside of San Francisco, the company said, surpassing Chicago. 400 of those employees will be hired or relocated by the end of the year, local news reports said.
For now, Uber’s employees in the Metroplex will be mainly focused on finance, human resources, and sales, the company’s senior manager of public policy, Chris Miller, told the Dallas Morning News. But in coming years, that could shift, as the company ramps up air taxi services, where Dallas is set to be one of the first markets.
“Dallas became the first city in Texas where the Uber app was available in 2012, and since then Texas has been a hub of innovation for our platform,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a press release distributed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
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