Over 160 jobs cut at Uber’s Irish operation during Covid-19

Latest accounts showed company reduced workforce by more than 20 per cent after a drop-off in business

Despite the issues faced by the company, directors said the company did not “expect any material adverse effect on its financial condition or liquidity”. Picture: Getty

Uber laid off nearly a quarter of staff at its Limerick support centre during the pandemic, recently filed accounts show, with 162 jobs lost in a cost-trimming move.

The ride-hailing giant’s Centre of Excellence, established in 2015, was set up to provide technical support to the company’s operations in more than 30 cities across 10 countries.

Statements lodged with the Companies Registration Office (CRO) show that during the pandemic, the company decreased its workforce by ...