10.1 C
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Uber Closes Mumbai Office

Closures due to global restructuring should not impact ride services

Must read

Masaba Gupta Launches A Limited Edition Of Headphones Designed For The Millennial At Lakmé Fashion Week 2020

INDIA. Mumbai. When one thinks of a great lifestyle brand then it is boAt that makes life truly exciting. The brand has...

Germany Hit By The Second Wave Of COVID-19

GERMANY. Germany reported 11,242 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. According to the reports, the new cases have brought Germany’s total number of...

Photocarrefour Africa Invites Abuja To View The Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic shapes a new reality where exhibits serve as a viewpoint to understand it. He said, “We expect people to look at the images of various artists from the world. And feel the changes brought by the pandemic from their perspective.”
Smita Malwe
Smita Malwe
Smita is a communication enthusiast and a seasoned PR professional. She is a keen follower of Business, Technology, Politics, Healthcare; always ready to pen down engaging stories.

India. Mumbai, Maharashtra. According to sources, Uber has shut down its Mumbai office but will continue to provide services for riders. The shut-down is said to be a part of its restructuring efforts during the pandemic.

In May, Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshai, informed employees about the decision to close nearly 45 offices globally. Sources said the decision to shut down the Mumbai office is part of global restructuring. Services for riders in the city will remain uninterrupted.  

- Advertisement -

The ride-hailing giant is also moving its Asia-Pacific headquarters out of Singapore in the next 12 months, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rattle its business.

Uber released a statement in May regarding the layoff of 600 employees (including its driver and rider support operations) in India as the business has taken a major hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is yet to be determined if the closure of the Mumbai office will also include more layoffs.

- Advertisement -

Uber is headquartered in Gurugram and its tech centres are in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Uber also has support offices in multiple cities across India.

Uber had announced a reduction of customer support and recruiting teams due to lower trip volumes and current hiring freeze.

- Advertisement -

During the phased lockdown in India, many drivers associated with ride-hailing platforms like Ola and Uber lost their income. Some of these companies launched funds to provide financial support to their driver-partners.


More articles

Latest article

Watch ‘Swallow’ On MUBI Starting Oct. 31

INDIA. The global curated film streaming service MUBI has announced that Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ award-winning psychological thriller Swallow will be available to watch exclusively on the platform in...

Young Man Creates Much Needed Employment Opportunity In Mumbai Slum To Lift Women From Poverty

INDIA. Mumbai, Maharashtra: Mohan Rathod grew up in a slum community in Mumbai. He was a first-hand witness to the impact of...

Rohingya Refugee Camp Conflict Free After Police Intervention

BANGLADESH. Coxsbazar Rohingya Refugee Camp: In the last six months, 61 people have been killed as a result of violence among Rohingyas. ...

I Had A Whale Of A Time Playing Varun Mehra In ‘A Suitable Boy’: Vivaan Shah

INDIA. BBC television drama miniseries A Suitable Boy is now streaming on Netflix. Directed by Mira Nair, the six episode series is...

Nishant Set To Make His Single Debut As Composer And Songwriter

INDIA. New Delhi. After composing melodies for theatre plays & writing songs for indie bands & musicians, Nishant is set to release...