Uber’s next experiment has been hiding in Chicago. Calling itself “Pronto,” an “on-demand restaurant and hospitality staffing startup,” Uber has been advertising on LinkedIn for Windy City applicants for a new business that matches part-time workers with various businesses, according to a person with knowledge of the effort. For now, the Uber service is not related to Uber’s core business of...
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