Uber Moves in to Limerick
Everyone is uber-excited to hear that Uber the car social technology giant is opening up a new office in Limerick. On Thomas st. specifically. The aim is to create over 350 new jobs in the city centre which will hopefully stimulate business and commerce.
The world’s leading on-demand car service Uber announced it is to set up its first Centre of Excellence outside the US in Limerick, Ireland. The centre will create 150 jobs in the city by the end of the year and around 300 when it is fully up and running. The company is also investing €4m in the city this year as it aims to make Limerick one of its growing network of customer service hubs.
Uber is already advertising for an initial 50 jobs as it looks to start operations in the city by the end of August, and has signed a 10 year lease on a site on Thomas Street which will become home to 300 local employees when fully operational. The Centre will become a major hub of Uber’s support organisation within EMEA driving innovation and service excellence for the community of Riders and Partner Drivers in the region.
Uber is a technology platform that connects riders and drivers in real time, offering a low-cost, convenient and safe ride – all at the touch of a button. Uber has proved incredibly popular with riders and drivers alike and as such, has rapidly expanded throughout the world and is currently in 329 cities in 59 countries. This Centre of Excellence will cater for the needs of their community in countries and cities outside the US.