Over the last few months Uber has been systematically retrenching employees as the firm aims to keep operations as streamlined as possible in a bid to be more successful in coming years.
While such a goal is definitely up for debate, the company completed yet another batch of retrenchments, with the latest seeing 350 employees leaving the organisation. The retrenchments are rather widespread, with those in the Uber Eats, Advanced Technologies, recruiting and performance marketing being let go.
According to TechCrunch, those lay offs account for one percent of the firm’s entire workforce, with it said to be the “final wave of a process,” although any notion of Uber saying it will not be making further retrenchments needs to be taking with a generous pinch of salt.
TechCrunch adds that of all the regions affected by these lay offs, North America suffered the worst taking 70 percent. The remaining retrenchments happened in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. The publication also notes that an estimated total of 1 100 employees have been laid off over three separate retrenchment batches in the past few months by Uber.
“As you know, over the past few months, our leaders have looked carefully at their teams to ensure our organizations are structured for success for the next few years,” noted Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in an email sent to employees earlier this week.
“This has resulted in difficult but necessary changes to ensure we have the right people in the right roles in the right locations, and that we’re always holding ourselves accountable to top performance,” he concluded.
Whether this streamlining will have the desired effect, remains to be seen.