Uber continues N.J. growth with expanded Secaucus hub

Uber is continuing its expansion in New Jersey, announcing Tuesday a new 7,000-square-foot service center in Secaucus.

The new Greenlight Hub marks the second such location in the state, and will include a team of 15 Uber Experts, who anticipate serving at least 2,000 driver-partners each week.

There are more than 600 hubs nationwide since Uber first launched them in 2014.

“Our new location in Secaucus reflects Uber’s ongoing pledge to better serve our New Jersey driver community,” said Brian Hughes, Uber general manager for the Northeast. “We’re excited about the growth we’ve seen in the Garden State and will continue investing in the region.”

The new space is double the size of the existing one in Hoboken, and will include a lounge, coffee bar and classroom for introductory driver sessions, as well as space for vendors like insurance and wireless phone companies.

In addition, Uber has donated $5,000 to the local nonprofit Secaucus Emergency Fund, which helps residents facing financial hardship.

“It’s so exciting to see a major international tech company like Uber choose Secaucus as the kind of community that it wants to invest in,” said Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli. “I’m proud to welcome Uber as a new neighbor and thankful for their generous donation to our Emergency Relief Program which we will put to use continuing to help Secaucus residents who need it most.”