Uber fires another 3,000 employees due to low demand for its services amid the pandemic

Uber fires another 3,000 employees due to low demand for its services amid the pandemic

This Monday, through a memorandum, Uber announced to its employees that it will cut 3,000 jobs as a result of the low demand for travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reports AP. Earlier this month, the US company laid off another 3,700 workers. In total, so far this year he has cut his payroll to about a quarter.

Meanwhile, Dara Khosrowshahi, the company’s chief executive, announced the closure or merger of 45 offices globally. In addition, he noted that the department that develops new products and services and the artificial intelligence unit will be closed.

In the first quarter of the year, Uber lost $ 2.9 billion. Only in the month of April, it reported an 80% decrease in the transport of people with respect to the same period in 2019.