Internal restructuring
Este; Cataluña; Barcelona
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Rental And Leasing Activities
Rental And Leasing Activities
77 - Rental and leasing activities

730 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The company Moove Cars, which provides rental car services with driver (VTC) through the ride hailing application Uber, announced the collective dismissal of 730 employees in Catalonia, Spain. The firm argued that the approval of the decree of the Catalan Government limiting the activity of VTC companies led them to cease their activity in Barcelona. A spokesperson for Moove Cars has confirmed that the redundant employees will receive job offers for other areas in Spain.

The General Secretary of Labour of the Catalan Government has indicated that, because of the new regulation and according to what was announced by VTC operators, there will be about 2,000 dismissals as a result of the withdrawal of brands such as Uber and Cabify from Barcelona.



Eurofound (2019), Moove Cars, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 97188, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97188.