Lisbon could be Uber’s choice for new operations center

  • ECO News
  • 4 September 2017

The Portuguese capital is one of Uber's five options for the company's new international operations center. It would create 250 job positions.

Lisbon is one of the cities the private transportation company Uber is considering for their operational and support center. The news were disclosed by the Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Negócios, adding that among the company’s options are Krakow (Poland), Cairo (Egypt), Limerick (Ireland) and Paris (France).

According to the newspaper, the North-American company is assessing the best option for installing the center, and Lisbon is “well on track for receiving the investment”; this would create 250 new job positions. In favor of Lisbon is the fast growth the company has been having in the market since it began operating in the city in 2014, also operating in Oporto and Algarve, totaling 3,000 drivers.

The Portuguese taxi sector has been complaining about online platforms such as Uber and Cabify, namely for being competing unfairly. In addition, the company’s operations are said to be illegal in the eyes of the Portuguese law, although there is already a proposal to regulate such companies.