Uber cuts plans for Deep Ellum’s office
Rideshare company Uber has announced that it will limit its capacity at Deep Ellum’s new office to 500 employees.
This is down from the initial expectation that Uber would hire 3,000 people to staff its new hub.
The news came last week in a statement from a spokesperson for Uber. This means that Uber is going back on the agreements it has made with local governments. The incentives totaled over $ 30 million.
“Given the dramatic impact of the pandemic, we are focusing our efforts on our main mobility and delivery platforms and resizing our business to match the realities of our business, which led us to make the difficult decision. reduce the capacity of our future offices in Dallas, ”said the spokesperson for the company.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson told the WFAA he was “disappointed but not surprised” by Uber’s announcement.
In 2019, Dallas City Council approved $ 9 million to attract the business to the area. Dallas County Commissioners also agreed to a 50% Dallas County tax rebate and a 90% commercial property tax rebate for 10 years, according to NBC DFW. The tax breaks were conditional on Uber creating at least 2,500 jobs with salaries of at least $ 100,000 by January 2023.
Uber’s offices are located at The Epic.
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