Uber: Operations center is coming to Lisbon

  • ECO News
  • 23 October 2017

The center will provide support to the company's operations in Europe and it will also create 250 direct jobs by 2018.

Uber has chosen Lisbon to host its Excellence Center for Europe. The center will provide support to the company’s operations in Europe and it will create 250 direct jobs by next year.

The Portuguese capital is one of the cities Uber had been considering for the installation of this operations center, along with Krakow (Poland), Cairo (Egypt), Limerick (Ireland) and Paris (France). This Monday, the technology company announced its decision.

“Uber chose Lisbon as the location of the new Excellence Center for Europe. From Lisbon’s new Center, we will provide a multilingual support to Uber’s operations in Europe, in countries like Spain, France and Portugal. The Excellence Center will create 250 direct jobs by 2018”, is stated in the press release sent to newsrooms.

The press release explains that this new center “will be the main source of knowledge for users and drivers in all of Europe”. With this infrastructure, Uber aims to “improve its services, policies and internal proceedings”. The center will also help users, drivers and restaurants to use the app for Uber’s new food delivery service UberEATS.

"Uber chose Lisbon as the location of the new Excellence Center for Europe. From Lisbon’s new Center, we will provide a multilingual support to Uber’s operations in Europe, in countries like Spain, France and Portugal. The Excellence Center will create 250 direct jobs by 2018.”

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Press release

The decision was justified with the fact that Lisbon receives “a high amount of qualified professionals”, in addition to representing “a center” for Uber in the south of Europe. “The choice also confirms the reinforcement of our bet in Portugal”, stated Rui Bento, general manager for Uber Portugal, quoted in the press release.

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