car rental rental company Lyft says it’s been making strides in its job market in recent years.
In March, the company announced it was recruiting for 100 new jobs at its Austin office, adding 1,500 employees in the city and expanding its workforce from 15 to 50.
The move follows Lyft’s announcement last month that it had secured more than $5 million in funding to expand its workforce.
Now Lyft is adding more positions to its existing Austin workforce.
Lyft’s Austin office also recently announced it would open a new job centre in the region.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our employees back into the community as they transition into a new work setting,” Lyft’s Travis Kalanick, chief executive, said in a statement.
Lyft recently launched a new Austin office in the town of Austin, Texas, the city with the largest population of people in the US.
The company says it will open a third office in San Antonio in 2021.
Lyft says its Austin workforce now exceeds 2,000 and has more than 3,400 employees.
Its new Austin workforce will include 500 people, and Kalanack said the company will “continue to expand our talent pool through the expansion of our San Antonio and Austin offices”.
Uber is currently hiring for 1,000 jobs at a new location in San Francisco.
Uber said the new job centres in San Jose and Los Angeles will be open in 2019 and 2021.
Uber CEO Travis Kalinack said in March that the company would open new job centers in San Mateo and Oakland.
The job centres will open in 2020.
Uber has been growing in Austin, where the company’s drivers make up about a third of its workforce, but has struggled to fill positions with people who are looking for full-time work.
Uber’s Austin headquarters opened in February.
The city’s job vacancy rate for part-time workers is 6.1%, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Uber recently raised its monthly ride price in Austin to $1.50.
Uber says the new jobs will be part- time and will be based in the Austin office.
The San Francisco office will offer an opportunity for people to work from home, but Kalanicks said the San Francisco offices will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holiday periods.
Kalanacks office will be located on the second floor of an existing office building in San Ramon, California.
Kalenicks said he expects the new Austin job centre to open “shortly”.
Uber says it currently has 1,700 full- time drivers in Austin and is seeking to hire a new 500-person team.