Uber Sacks 3,500 Employees Via Zoom Call

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 14 – At least 3,500 Uber employees learned that they were being laid off in a three-minute Zoom call last week.

The video of the call shows Ruffin Chaveleau, head of Uber’s customer service, broke the news.

‘We are eliminating 3,500 frontline customer support roles,’ Chaveleau said. ‘Your role is impacted and today will be your last working day with Uber’.

The cuts were be made among customer support and recruiting teams, meaning driver number will be largely unaffected.

A former Uber employee, who asked to remain anonymous, slammed the company for laying off so many people on a Zoom call and for the lack of notice.

Uber, a foremost cab hailing service company backed by technology has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to low demand for transportation as many people stay at home to avoid getting infected.

Today’s Echo gathers that while Uber has been experiencing a downturn, Zoom has been experiencing a boom, becoming top choice for communication by corporate executives and businessmen as they work from home.


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