Uber is listing a number of new job openings for positions based in Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangalore, and Auckland, suggesting a wider international roll-out of its private car service.
Spotted by SGE (via The Verge), the company is looking for Operations and Logisitics Managers to cover Taiwan, China, Korea and New Zealand, following an official launch in Singapore back in February.
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A quick glance at the job posting for Tokyo reads:
Operations & Logistics managers are responsible for continually sourcing, signing up, onboarding and motivating the fleet of drivers who are our partners in a city.
Operations Managers also constantly monitor the fleet of cars on the road at any given point in time, optimizing the quantity of cars, guiding their physical location across the city, based on user demand, and ensuring the highest levels of service.
Uber is yet to confirm its interest in any of these areas – never mind an intended timeframe for the roll-out – but further evidence of the expansion is available on Twitter. The company already appears to have an account setup for Taipei, which follows the same format as that used for its Singapore and other international handles.
Rival service Hailo has expressed an interest in Tokyo, but the industry is yet to see an international service with the userbase and reputation of Uber take a stab at the Asian market.
It could be very early days for Uber, but the sheer scale of the recruitment drive suggests that the company will be taking its latest expansion very seriously. If it can hit most of the major markets early, it stands a good chance of becoming the go-to private car service for users globally.
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