Uber Plans to Expand to European Cities Promises 50,000 jobs

Uber Plans to Expand to European Cities Promises 50,000 jobs

Travis Kalanick , the chief executive officer of the fast expanding online taxi-sharing services Uber said that he is looking forward to a wide expansion plan in Europe for the company in 2015.

In a conference in Munich, he said that Uber may create as many as 50,000 jobs in case its "new partnership" with the with European cities work out.

Mr. Kalanick said, "Uber is committed to establishing new partnerships with Europe's cities to ensure innovation, harness powerful economic benefits and promote core city functions."

The ride sharing services Uber has not had a trouble free past. It has drawn criticism all over the world for different reasons from other taxi operators, customers as well as the regulators.

Uber, provides taxi like services, where a customer can call for a ride using their apps on a smartphone. Starting just four years back, Uber has come a long way and operates currently in 250 cities all around the world.

Over the months critics have blamed Uber of violating competition rules and for not keeping proper safety checks on its drivers and also their vehicles.

In India, a woman was allegedly raped by an Uber taxi driver. She is suing the taxi hailing firm in the U. S. courts.

That is not all for Uber, it has also been hit with court orders in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, the Netherlands and has come across protests from many taxi organizations in some of the big cities which also includes London.