Bought-out Uber continuing to recruit in Singapore

Despite closing its Southeast Asian app, the ride-hailing giant looks set to maintain its regional headquarters in the city-state.
By: | August 21, 2018

A new report claims that Uber is on a “hiring spree” in Singapore. This despite selling its Southeast Asian business to Grab earlier this year.

The morning after the announcement of the sale, Uber’s Singapore employees were reportedly given “only hours” to pack up and exit the office.

Grab later stated that it would look to hire back Uber employees where possible, but later reports indicated that the number of Uber staffers who shifted over to Grab likely only in the dozens.

TechCrunch says that Uber might be seeking to fill as many as 75 vacancies in Singapore – almost 20 of which are currently being advertised on Uber’s own career portal.

The report suggests that Silicon Valley unicorn is looking to keep its regional headquarters here, even as the company itself does not have a presence. The city-state remains a central hub to run operations across the Asia-Pacific, even as the company has exited China and has ongoing tensions with the Hong Kong government (its India operations is run as a separate entity by itself).

The company confirmed that it was hiring in Singapore, but did not provide further information.