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By Vinershea | Jul 04, 2020 04:48 PM

Days after laying off about 600 employees, top US-based ride-hailing company Uber is looking to create jobs in India. Amid COVID-19 crisis, Uber is planning to cut costs by shifting engineering jobs to India.

uber plans to shift engineering jobs to India to cut costs report

According to a Money Control report, it has been revealed that Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is planning to move a large chunk of the company's engineering work to India in a bid to save money. 

This news comes days after the company laid off more than 600 employees after coronavirus hit the business. This sudden shift of business is not something new; during his first visit to India in 2018, CEO Khosrowshahi announced that the company had plans to boost its engineering presence, which has been reiterated on several occasions.

Also, looking to cut engineering costs, India has a huge talent pool and is much more affordable when compared to the San Francisco Bay area, where Uber's headquarter is located.

Meanwhile, a person familiar with the developments at Uber asserted that Khosrowshahi has already asked the engineering team of the company to shift over a third of the work related to their data center infrastructure to India by the end of this year, Money Control further reported. 

Uber did not respond to Moneycontrol’s email on the concerned issue, but Manik Gupta who was then the Chief Product Officer of Uber said that Uber is proud of the engineering and product talent based out of Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

“We have a goal to double the headcount in these offices and have 1,000 people to build innovative products out of India,” Gupta had said. In India, Uber engineers work in areas such as customer engagement, rider access, Uber Eats, maps, marketplace and data platforms.

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