REFILE-UPDATE 3-Uber launches global assault on takeaway meals market

miércoles 28 de septiembre de 2016 07:13 GYT

(Adds Asia plans, comments from UberEats executive, details. Refiled to correct day in dateline)

* UberEats plans to enter 22 new countries, job listings show

* Poses big threat to rivals in Europe and elsewhere

* UberEats opens in Amsterdam, Tokyo, four other cities this week

* Amazon also has international meal delivery ambitions

By Eric Auchard

AMSTERDAM, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies is making an aggressive drive into takeaway meal deliveries, with the U.S. firm gearing up with a big staff recruitment campaign to enter at least 22 more countries.

Reflecting its fierce determination to expand beyond its core taxi-hailing business, Uber will launch its UberEats service in Amsterdam on Thursday, the first day of trading in the Dutch market leader's shares.

And according to current job listings on Uber and other recruiting websites, UberEats is advertising 150 roles ranging from general managers to sales staff and delivery couriers that show it plans to enter at least 22 new countries globally in the near future. The company already operates in six countries.   Continuación...