Uber is set to launch in the United States in March, following months of delays for rival ride-hailing services.
The California-based ride-sharing company said in a statement that it is “fully committed to the United State and its citizens.”
The US government approved Uber in May, and the two companies will compete for riders, drivers and drivers.
In California, Uber is expected to have about 500,000 registered drivers.
The company said it plans to employ roughly 3,000 people at its San Francisco headquarters.
In a statement, Uber said it would provide a “robust” and “unprecedented” platform for people to find and share rides, and “continue to grow its global presence and scale.”
Uber has said it will offer its drivers “unparalleled flexibility” to schedule work hours and to schedule when and where they can work, adding it will also offer a smartphone app that connects drivers to customers.
Uber said it expects to raise $100 million from investors.
The Uber announcement came just two days after Uber drivers staged a protest outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco against plans to ban drivers from driving for Uber and other ride-share companies.
The drivers, some of whom were wearing T-shirts with the slogan “You’re Fired!” on them, said the company has been “a threat to the livelihoods of thousands of hardworking drivers in the Bay Area.”
The protest followed Uber’s decision last month to remove from its platform the app UberBlack, which allowed users to request ride-booking information and the ability to cancel rides.
More than 40,000 drivers in California had signed a petition that said they would boycott Uber until it reinstated the app, but Uber did not remove it.
Uber said the decision to remove the app was in part due to concerns that the app could facilitate crimes against the people who use it.
“The safety of Uber drivers is of utmost importance, and Uber believes this app is not the right platform to provide them with this service,” Uber said.
Drivers in New York and San Francisco, meanwhile, have said they plan to boycott Uber.
The company has faced criticism for its slow response to Uber’s demand for drivers to use its platform, particularly in California, where Uber has been struggling to compete with rival Lyft.