COVID-19 impact: Uber lays off employees in India

COVID-19 impact: Uber lays off employees in India

Ride-hailing giant Uber has decided to downsize its workforce in India across segments, including customer and driver support, marketing, business development, and finance verticals amid COVID-19 crises.


The company has laid off 600 employees, nearly 25% of its total workforce in the country. It has reportedly fired a total of 6,700 employees globally since begining of the pandemic.


“The impact of Covid-19 and the unpredictable nature of the recovery has left Uber India with no choice but to reduce the size of its workforce,” Pradeep Parameswaran, Uber India and South Asia president, said.


The affected employees would be given 10 to 12 weeks payout, besides medical insurance coverage for the next six months and outplacement support.


 “Around 600 full-time positions across driver and rider support, as well as other functions, are being impacted. These reductions are part of previously announced global job cuts this month,” he added.


This comes after Uber’s competitor in India, Ola announced last week that it was laying off about 1,400 employees as coronavirus pandemic has hit revenues severely in the last two months.


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