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[Update] Uber employees to be offered roles at Grab

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Yesterday, Grab held a town hall reaching out to Uber employees affected by the acquisition, assuring them they will be offered roles.

In a statement to Human Resources, a Grab spokesperson noted that the town hall was an opportunity to speak with many of the Uber employees directly and to start and make the transition as smooth as possible for them.

Many more conversations with Uber employees are in the pipeline, the spokesperson said, adding, “We are committed to try and find everyone a home at Grab.”

The spokesperson assured: “Grab can definitely use all of the talented individuals in the Uber team.

“We still have big ambitions with Grab, not just transport, but also food, delivery, payments, financial services and more. How we can make that happen will be part of the further conversations between Grab and all Uber employees.”

Following the 25 March announcement that Uber’s Southeast Asia business will be overtaken by Grab, Uber employees claimed they were told to pack up within two hours and leave the company’s office – claims which have since been refuted by an Uber spokesperson who has clarified to Human Resources, that the employees have been placed on paid leave during this period of transition.

Soon after the speculations broke out, Grab’s head of people, Chin Yin Ong, reached out via a video on LinkedIn inviting affected employees to a joint town hall hosted yesterday afternoon (27 March at 4.30pm).

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