Business Insider/Mike Loccisano The new CEO of Uber is saying it’s about time to get a little bit serious about hiring.
On Wednesday, Travis Kalanick announced that he was taking over for Mark Zuckerberg.
But while Kalanack is expected to take the reins, he will also be working to improve the Uber business as he works to overhaul the company.
Uber has seen its stock price drop more than 10% this year as the company tries to make up for losses from the recent data breach that resulted in the theft of up to 143 million user data.
Kalananack will have to convince Uber to invest in a more aggressive hiring strategy if it is to survive the coming year.
Kalenack’s team is looking for people who can “drive the growth and transformation of our business and help us take on the world,” the company wrote in its job hunting list.
While hiring will be Kalanak’s biggest priority, he has already been criticized for his lack of experience as an entrepreneur.
“In the long run, the real job of a CEO is not to build businesses but to change them,” he wrote in a Medium post.
“I have never been an entrepreneur but I know how to change systems and make them better.”
Kalanash said that his hiring would be “long overdue” and that he hopes the “team” will “bring a unique and unique perspective to our mission.”
Uber is now recruiting more than 1,000 people.