LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Uber has reportedly shut down its downtown Los Angeles office, laid off about 80 employees who worked there, and shipped their jobs to the Philippines.
Employees were told Thursday their jobs would go to a customer support office in Manila, Philippines, according to the Los Angeles Times.READ MORE: Mandatory Evacuations Remain In Place for 1,000 People Due To Pacific Palisades Brush Fire
Since Uber went public last year, drivers in Los Angeles and parts of Orange County say their wages have been cut and prices for passengers have gone up after California’s new gig worker law went into effect this year.READ MORE: Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting In 1000 Block Of Imperial Highway
The newspaper says more than 1,000 workers have been laid off by Uber since May 2019, but workers at the company’s office in Santa Monica were not affected by the most recent round of layoffs.MORE NEWS: Tom Bradley International Terminal At LAX Experiencing Power Outage In Some Areas
Uber has not released a statement about the layoffs.