UBER Loses Large number of employees in COVID-19 crisis
We made this decision earlier because epidemics have crippled the world economy. However, reducing the number of our dedicated workforce by about 3,000 people was a difficult decision. We have also banned further investment in unnecessary projects. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a letter to employees.
When the novel Corona virus epidemic hit the industry, the scourge spread, affecting almost every business in the world. According to a detailed analysis of unemployment claims, no industry has bounced back.
We certainly believe that it was not pleasant for our dear employees to write such notes, however, it was due to the CoVID-19 crisis. Closing the doors of its 45 physical offices worldwide, UBER lost about 25 percent of its workforce.
The company will begin the process of relocating its Asia-Pacific headquarters from Singapore to a new location where it will operate within the next 12 months, ”the company said in a statement.
Suffering from riding violations, millions of people stay at home to slow the spread of the virus. Ober says demand for rides was 80 percent lower in April. Rival Left has also fired staff due to a drop in demand.
The firm is also improving its operations to focus on its key business areas for catering and food delivery. It is closing or stabilizing 45 departments around the world. Some units, including the artificial intelligence lab, are being shut down. And it could sell temporary staff plans to OberWorks.