BREAKING NEWS: Uber CEO confirms 3,000 job cuts in email to employees two weeks after initial round of layoffs
- Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed to employees on Monday 45 offices were closing
- In the first week of May, the company laid off 3,500 in a Zoom call
- The additional cuts mean it will have dropped nearly 7,000 from its 22,000 global workforce
- It’s unclear if the employees being laid off are all in the US or overseas
- The cuts do not apply to drivers – they are not considered employees because they are gig workers
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed the company was axing another 3,000 jobs and closing 45 offices in an email to employees on Monday, two weeks after 3,700 people lost their jobs.
The company has now axed more than a quarter of its 22,000 workfroce around the world.
Details of the additional cuts were first reported by The Wall Street Journal. CNBC later reported that the number of axed jobs was 3,000.
In his email, Khosrowshahi said: ‘Having learned my own personal lesson about the unpredictability of the world from the punch-in-the-gut called COVID-19, I will not make any claims with absolute certainty regarding our future.
‘I will tell you, however, that we are making really, really hard choices now, so that we can say our goodbyes, have as much clarity as we can, move forward, and start to build again with confidence.’
He went on to say the company is in a ‘deep hole’ despite the ‘bright spot’ of Uber Eats which was highly used throughout the pandemic.
Rides were down 80 percent year on year in April.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed the company was axing 3,000 more jobs and closing 45 offices in an email to employees on Monday