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Business financial make money capital trading Uber just cut 600 jobs from its India offices as the ride-hailing giant’s wave of layoffs go global

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced that it would cut 600 jobs in India as part of its plans to scale down its workforce, close multiple offices, and survive the downturn. “The impact of Covid-19 and the unpredictable nature of the recovery has left Uber India SA with no choice but to reduce the size of its workforce,”…

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  • Ride-hailing giant Uber announced that it would cut 600 jobs in India as part of its plans to scale down its workforce, close multiple offices, and survive the downturn. 
  • “The impact of Covid-19 and the unpredictable nature of the recovery has left Uber India SA with no choice but to reduce the size of its workforce,” Uber India and South Asia President Pradeep Parameswaran told Reuters.
  • India’s countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus has hit both Uber and its South Asia ride-hailing competitor Ola hard. 
  • One source estimated that Uber India employed between 2,4000 and 2,500 employees before Tuesday’s cuts, meaning the cuts would hit approximately 25% of the workforce. 
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Uber Technologies Inc will cut around 600 jobs in India as part of its plans to lay off 23% of its global workforce, as the company navigates a lockdown that has brought businesses in the country to a grinding halt.

Last week, Uber said it would focus on its core businesses of ride-hailing and food delivery and cut costs in an attempt to become profitable despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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

The company’s rival in India, SoftBank Group-backed Ola said last week it would cut abut 1,400 jobs as a lockdown brought down revenue by 95% in the last couple of months.

Both Ola and Uber’s business came to a halt in late March as India enforced a countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. The government has since lifted some restrictions, but companies across the board face challenges as demand for their services have dropped.

Uber did not say how many workers it employs in India, but a source told Reuters that the company employed around 2,400-2,500 employees before Tuesday’s job cuts were announced.

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(Reporting by Chandini Monnappa in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi and Shounak Dasgupta)

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