Uber Technologies is closing its office in downtown Los Angeles, where the ride-hailing company employs customer support staff, to focus on its bigger locations, Reuters writes.
The move was reported earlier on Tuesday by the LA Times newspaper, which also added that the step will result in the elimination of about 80 jobs.
The jobs from the office being closed will be shifted to a customer support office of Uber in Manila, the LA Times reported, citing sources and a recording of comments from an Uber manager.
Earlier this month, Uber, which is backed by Japanese technology investment giant SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), moved forward by a year its target to achieve a measure of profitability to the fourth quarter of 2020, but added it still expects to lose a total of more than $1 billion this year, Reuters adds.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the company’s total revenue rose 37% to $4.07 billion on a yearly basis while its net loss widened to $1.1 billion from a loss of $887 million a year earlier.