MEXICO CITY (reuters) – Chinese ride-hailing giant, She Chuxing has been preparing for the launch in Costa Rica, marking the first expansion in the Americas, according to a job vacancy is viewed by Reuters.
FILE PHOTO: the Logo of A Chuxing is seen at its headquarters in Beijing, China, on August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
The company, which is backed by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, is recruiting for a cyclist and a driver, the operations officer in the country, according to a vacant position on the professional networking site, LinkedIn.
“You will have the opportunity to work within a close-knit team, where you will have to start, build and run A business (in the Middle) America, and the Caribbean.”, it says in the job description, which has not been previously reported.
She has conducted an aggressive expansion campaign in Latin America. Following the acquisition of the route from start up to 99 to make a stop in Brazil, at the beginning of the end of 2018, the company has built an operation from scratch, in Mexico, to be followed by launches in Chile and Colombia.
She’s Latin American expansion has brought about a headache for Uber Technologies Inc., which was formerly relatively low, the competition in the area.
Uber has been operating in Costa Rica, Guatemala, honduras, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
A A spokesperson confirmed to the best interests of the company in Costa Rica, but declined to provide further information.
“We are working hard to help more and more people in the region in order to get to where they want to go, and we’ll keep it here in Costa Rica is a beautiful country with a vibrant culture, but we don’t have more to say about that today,” the spokesman said in a statement to Reuters.
One of the most stable and prosperous countries in the region, Costa Rica is able to provide a good focus for A extend into Central America and the Caribbean.
Costa Rica is a major regional hub for the Uber, so She has a chance to go out and be more of a rival to the workers, said Gonzalo Araujo, a former Uber executive who is now a partner at Orza, a Bogota-based public affairs firm.
“They are the pick of the places to which they can poach people from Uber, to help them grow the business,” Araujo said. “They’re trying to take a big bite out of the Uber income in the region.”
An Uber spokesman declined to comment.
Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by Nick Macfie