The transport and car rental company, Uber, dismissed 435 employees from its ranks due to cuts due to a "restructuring" of the company. This in the middle of a complicated situation given by the company's initiation in the financial markets of Wall Street, in May of this year.
According to the TechCrunch portal, the California-based company laid off 170 employees from the engineering department and 265 from the design area. These figures represent 8% of its workers in both departments worldwide.
For his part, an Uber spokesman explained this cut of
staff in a statement that replies:
Our goal with this change is to redefine and improve our way of working. Our absolute priority and our responsibility is to set the bar high in performance and flexibility.
This is the second wave of layoffs of the company that adds to what happened last July, where it was cut to around 400 jobs in order to reduce costs. Therefore, the Californian giant argues his decisions saying:
Although this decision is painful in the short term, particularly by those who are directly affected, we believe that this will strengthen our organization, which will continue to hire the best talents in the world..
Today, Uber has more than 27,000 workers worldwide. In addition, last month announced record losses of more than USD 5 billion in the second quarter of 2019 and slower growth.