Massive cuts in Uber: cause – COVID-19

Massive cuts in Uber: cause – COVID-19


The leaders of the American company Uber discussed the possibility of reducing staff by 20% due to a sharp downturn in the background, pandemic coronavirus. It is reported by The Information citing sources.

According to the newspaper, the decision about the layoffs has not yet approved, but it can gradually announce in the coming weeks. Work can lose about 5,400 people (the total number of employees – 27 thousand).


The company has left CTO Thuan Pham, who came to Uber in 2013 and has held the position of head the longest. The decision to leave he took after it became known about the planned reduction of 800 engineers in the Department, which employs 3,800 people.

The main office is Uber in San Francisco. Application company are used by more than 700 cities in 60 countries.

Recall that in March, Uber has launched in Kyiv a free Shuttle bus service for physicians at the time of quarantine “Uber Heroes”.

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