San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. has confirmed that its President Jeff Jones has resigned from his position, deepening turmoil at the ride-hailing company. According to Recode, Jones had voiced dissatisfaction with the company's strategies.
Jones had been performing some of those COO responsibilities.
- And Rachel Holt, who heads Uber's USA and Canada operations and will address ways in which Uber plans to improve the driver experience.
Hornsey said the search for a chief operating officer is progressing and that Travis Kalanick, Uber's chief executive officer, was interviewing candidates today. Those departures follow a string of other setbacks, including reports of managers sexually harassing and threatening employees, Uber dismantling a controversial program it used to evade law enforcement, and a lawsuit that accuses Uber of stealing Waymo's self-driving vehicle technology.
Ms Holt cited the example of a driver in Toronto who had worked more than 8,000 trips - but after receiving just three complaints was barred from using the service (though he was later reinstated). Asked if the board would seek Kalanick's ouster if the inquiry finds he had knowledge of the harassment, Huffington said "this hasn't come up, and we don't expect it to come up". Rachel Holt, the head of the company's US ride-hailing business, said Uber would make changes to its app that should address some drivers' concerns.
"That's the number one request from drivers".
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The official could not say what the motive was or if the individual was intoxicated at the time of the incident. White House guards immediately increased security, while several streets in the vicinity were cordoned off.
Uber is feeling the heat from angry drivers.
In February Uber was rocked by a former employee's devastating assessment of her time working at the company. The company will install training to improve the culture, she said.
The story's headline is now: "Arianna Huffington: Sexual harassment isn't a "systemic problem" at Uber", with an editor's note at the bottom that says, "The headline of this article has been changed to more accurately reflect that Huffington's answers were about sexual harassment".
She said CNN had since corrected the headline.
The company reiterated its promise to release a report on diversity at Uber by the end of this month.