Feb 19, 2020

Uber closes LA office and outsources to Manila

Uber has closed a customer support office in downtown Los Angeles, laying off around 80 workers. The announcement comes as Uber has seen its losses grow as it faces challenges around the world. An Uber spokesperson told the BBC: "In order to focus our resources on larger customer support centres, we are closing the Uber support office in downtown Los Angeles." In January, Uber sold its loss-making India-based food business to competitor Zomato, in exchange for a stake in the start-up. Since its New York Stock Exchange debut last year, shares have been under a cloud, as investors eye the firm's losses and it faces regulatory hurdles around the world.

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