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Uber, Lyft among companies accepting collective work spaces in Las Vegas

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015|2 a.m.

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An ad from Lyft seeking drivers in Las Vegas.

Checking the task listings on Craigslist, it’s difficult to miss an advertisement for Lyft. The business is balancing 3 posts a day that assure motorists $35 an hour and as much as $1,500 a week.

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft might not be allowed Las Vegas yet, but that does not imply they don’t have a brick-and-mortar presence. Both Uber and Lyft have actually set up outposts in the valley, even as their everyday operations are on hold with regulators deciding what entry charge to charge.

And, much like how the business are altering how people get around, they’re also altering exactly what a workplace looks like.

Uber has been operating out of Work in Development, a downtown co-working space off Fremont Street. Lyft, its competitor, has been working in Co-Operate, which has areas on Main and Fremont streets. Although the two business are baseded in the Bay Location, they have already dispatched workers to supervise the local market, including driver training.

“When Uber ends up being operational in a market, we work hard to develop on-the-ground operations in order to connect in your area with riders and drivers,” Steve Thompson, basic supervisor of Uber Nevada, stated in a statement.

In addition to Uber, other ride-sharing companies operating out of Work in Development include massage service Zeel and Postmates, which provides food.

Postmates Merchant Account Manager Staci Perkins said having somebody with direct understanding about the area can assist Postmates operate better. “You can really connect to the traffic– and the heat,” Perkins stated while consuming coffee at O Face Doughnuts about three blocks from the co-working space.

Perkins, who has been working for Postmates for about 9 months, stated the on-demand shipment business sends a team to most of the markets where it operates, allowing the business to make individual connections that support marketing efforts and result in advertising collaborations. She mentioned Postmates’ current collaboration with Capriotti’s sandwiches.

There are fringe benefits to working out of a collaborative office. For one, sharing economy workers charged to serving regional markets work remotely, without associates and the wacky startup workplace environments– one with board video games and ping-pong tables– Silicon Valley boasts.

“Remote employees do not feel so lonely,” said George Moncrief, who runs Work in Development.

Unlike Work in Development, which deals with tech startups, Co-Operate, with 2 areas downtown is a workplace for varied small companies, including an insurance agency, 2 architecture companies and a payment processing company. Just like Work in Progress though, it also works as an area for on-demand business getting in the local market.

A government relations supervisor and a community affairs manager for Lyft have made use of the area. Useful, an app-based service that dispatches independent contractors to help with home cleaning and repair service, likewise has a local staff member who works out of Co-Operate.

“It’s useful for them to land in a co-working space where they can share resources with other individuals and share understanding,” said Co-Operate’s community supervisor Nicole Mastrangelo, who made use of to be at Work in Progress.

Mastrangelo supplies this example. Instead of needing to make their own connection to obtain in contact with an agent at say, the Chamber of Commerce, they might request assistance from another business’s staff member.

Adam Brown, a local supervisor for Handy in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver, stated that the company performs its onboarding at Co-Operate, preparing its contracted employees with their innovation.

Brown stated having somebody actually present in the area assists smooth over disconnects in between independent specialists whose only contact with the company may be throughout the employing process. “There are some scenarios where they simply want to speak to somebody,” he stated.

For some companies, this individual touch can be crucial. On-demand business, specifically ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while popular, have actually faced criticism from political leaders for classifying their labor force as independent professionals and for flouting recognized policies.

Putting employees on the ground in regional markets is a good sign, according to Brown, Handy’s local supervisor, who stated the Southwest is normally underserved by start-ups that seek to develop a foothold in several national markets. “They introduce in New york city and San Francisco,” he said. “Then it’s an afterthought in some of these other cities.”