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Uber opened a new engineering and support services unit in Vilnius on Wednesday.

There are 20 specialists working in the office currently but it is planned to double the number by the end of 2016.

“I am glad that Uber has not only quickly launched its activities in Vilnius, but decided to set up its office here as well. This means a lot to the city – it will create new jobs, expanding the company's high-quality international services. We constantly strive to become the fastest growing and the most open city, so we are pleased that these ambitions and expertise are already yielding results,” said the capital's mayor Remigijus Šimašius.

Uber engineering center in Vilnius is one of four in Europe and one of the ten centers in the world.
Since November, 2015, Uber has been piloting the uberX service in Vilnius.