Uber Technologies is closing its workplace in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing firm employs customer support staff, to give attention to its larger places.
The transfer was reported earlier on Tuesday by the LA Instances newspaper, which additionally added that the step will consequence in the elimination of about 80 jobs.
An Uber spokesperson confirmed the closure in an emailed statement.
The roles from the office being closed shall be shifted to a customer help office of Uber in Manila.
Uber didn’t touch upon the job losses mentioned in the report.
Earlier this month, Uber, which is financed by Japanese technology funding titan SoftBank Group, moved forward by a year its goal to achieve a measure of profitability to Q4 2020; however, he added it nonetheless expects to lose a total of more than $1 billion this year.
In the fourth quarter of last year, the company’s total income climbed 37% to $4.07 billion annually, while its net loss extended to $1.1 billion from a loss of $887 million a year earlier.