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Uber sacks people as coronavirus pandemic hurts business

edition.cnn: The ride hailing company said on Tuesday that it is cutting 600 jobs in India, roughly 25% of its workforce in the country.

People working in driver and rider support, as well as other functions, will be affected.

Uber’s president for India and South Asia, Pradeep Parameswaran, apologized to departing staff and called it a sad day for the company. He added that Uber will provide 10 weeks of pay and six months of medical insurance for affected staff.

The reductions are part of the latest round of job cuts that Uber announced last week. The company is shedding a total of 6,700 positions as it grapples with the pressure from the global pandemic on its core business.

In India, Uber resumed ride hailing services in about 50 cities earlier this month, but much of the country remains under lockdown.

India is a key market for Uber in Asia. The company had previously sold off the bulk of its ride-hailing business in Asia to Chinese rival DiDi and Singapore’s Grab. It still operates in places such as Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Uber competes against Indian rival Ola, which last week laid off 1,400 workers, citing the pandemic’s “unprecedented economic and social destruction.”

Earlier this year, Uber had touted its growing India business in a presentation to investors, saying it was the country’s No. 1 ride hailing company with more than 50% market share. Both Uber and Ola are backed by tech giant SoftBank.

Source: Published by edition.cnn

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Segun John
Segun John
1 month ago

Very bad for people to lost there job I hope cure should be find very soon

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

Sad but the consolation is not bad.

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
1 month ago

Corona virus pandemic is the cause of Uber reliving staff from job which their sales drop also .

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
1 month ago

This is bad news those people that have lost there job how will they survive. God pls help us

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
1 month ago

Apart from health issues, covid19 is causing more harm to people.
I pray we overcome it asap.

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
1 month ago

Only God knows save us from this dangerous decease

Ruth Ayibaemi
Ruth Ayibaemi
1 month ago

Corona Corona, pack and go

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

This is really not good.

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

That’s so sad

Balogun Olamide
Balogun Olamide
1 month ago

May God help us, this pandemic has rendered numerous pple jobless across the globe. Having high effect of the economy of each country.

Mustapha Animashaun
Mustapha Animashaun
1 month ago

Due to drop in sale and the pandemic cost lot of job lost .

Emeghurhie peter
Emeghurhie peter
1 month ago

Many companies really drop due to this pandemic , alot of workers around the world will lose their job after this COVID-19 Because this virus really affect the world economics and alot of private sector are down

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
1 month ago

This pandemic is really causing havoc all over the world

Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
1 month ago

May God heal the world

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
1 month ago

Am sorry for those that loose their job, God will take it away soon

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
1 month ago

Dis Is terrible people are losing dere job becos of dis pandemic

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
1 month ago

It’s not going to be an easy feat at all. Losing your job amidst this corona virus pandemic.

Pablo chidiebere
Pablo chidiebere
1 month ago

This corona spoiled so many things

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
1 month ago

Its sad to see peoole lose their source of livelyhood, a cure needs to come soonest

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
1 month ago

The global pandemic is taking its toll on the world economy…. God help us. Life goes on for those affected by the job cut

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
1 month ago

That’s a big blow, when the COVID-19 over things will get back to normal again

Nnorom Nzenwa
Nnorom Nzenwa
1 month ago

I think palliatives measures needs to adopt to cushion the effects of this covid 19 pandemic

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
1 month ago

COVID-19 has done a lot of harm in evry economy… I hope God heals our land

Olayinka Njoku
Olayinka Njoku
1 month ago

So sad…. many people will lost their jobs after the Corona virus pandemic.

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
1 month ago

this is a very bad development from uber

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
1 month ago

Its very serious and pathetic. Really so sad

Nathaniel omidiya
Nathaniel omidiya
1 month ago

Corona virus is the worst pandemic the world has ever experience

Felicia Moses
Felicia Moses
1 month ago

This is so bad, I pray God intervene

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
1 month ago

Many people lost there job during this pandemics seriously,may God help us

Atte
Atte
1 month ago

Apart from killing humans, this pandemic is also ruining family lives, getting people out of jobs thereby creating poverty. Imagine how many people that lost their jobs with Uber alone, let alone other companies.

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
1 month ago

This is a sad news people that lost there job during this covoid-19 and who will they cope with there family?

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
1 month ago

many businesses will seriously be affected negatively due to the corona virus pandemic………….

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

This pandemic has caused a lot of problem

JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
1 month ago

In fact during this pandemic period many have lose there job and this is bad at all let our government do something to help the citizens we are hungry oooh

Lokrit yilchini gomper
Lokrit yilchini gomper
1 month ago

This is a sad one.. let’s keep hoping a vaccine will be out soon cos this pandemic has made so many ppl jobless

Opeloyeru Mubaraq Oluwaseun
Opeloyeru Mubaraq Oluwaseun
1 month ago

Terrible..May God save us from this pandemic soon

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
1 month ago

This is a bad news please it’s time for this Corona to end oh

Ade Roju
Ade Roju
1 month ago

That’s quite bad

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

God will save us.

Odunlami Soliu Omololu
Odunlami Soliu Omololu
1 month ago

The company have to be conservative in this trying times.

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

Please, Uber should a way to cut down their salaries Rather than sacking…. because this lockdown has caused economy meltdown in all over the world.

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
1 month ago

2020 is quiet an unusual year for every one. Let’s all be strong. Hopefully things will normalise again soon

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
1 month ago

Very sad news

Okebowale Ayomide
Okebowale Ayomide
1 month ago

It is very bad

Oladipupo olawale timilehin
Oladipupo olawale timilehin
28 days ago

Sad but the consolation is good though

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
22 days ago

Can u imagine?

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
15 days ago

I pray we get over this soon. The rate of job loss is so alarming.