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Uber follows in Airbnb’s footsteps and fires 3,700 people for COVID-19

May 7, 2020

The mobility platform announced the reduction of 14% of its workforce worldwide, while the CEO withdraws his salary.

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Uber follows in Airbnb’s footsteps and fires 3,700 people for COVID-19Uber follows in Airbnb’s footsteps and fires 3,700 people for COVID-19

The San Francisco-based mobility company, Overannounced the layoff of 3,700 full-time workers as a measure to deal with the crisis through COVID-19, which has virtually paralyzed its operations in the United States.

Your CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, announced that he would not receive his salary for the rest of the year.

In mid-March, Khosrowshahi reported that platform travel was reduced by 70%. However, some press reports indicate that this decline has reached 80% worldwide.

Uber had offered 14 days of financial support to every employee who was diagnosed positive Corona virus or that he was in quarantine. The announced cut represents 14% of the company’s workforce, which translates into liquidation expenses of up to $ 20 million.

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