Uber Will Base Logistics Division at Old Post Office
With plans to hire more than 2,000 in Chicago, Uber Technologies has dedicated its recently-signed Old Post Office space as the national headquarters for its Uber Freight division. The 463,000-square-foot lease makes Chicago Uber’s second largest corporate location after San Francisco.
Uber Freight HQ will be focused on Freight engineering operations, sales and account management. “Chicago is the heart of America’s transportation and logistics industry, and there is no better place to continue to grow our teams and open our dedicated Freight HQ,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Added Andrea Zopp, president and EO of World Business Chicago, “From major companies like Uber to rapidly growing start-ups, Chicago’s tech economy is creating new jobs for our incredibly diverse talent pool.”
Uber is partnering with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, which will receive more than $80,000 in grant funding as part of Uber’s Community Impact Initiative.
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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).