Uber had ‘promoted’ employees to UberEats just last week, and now, their jobs are gone

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Uber had ‘promoted’ employees to UberEats just last week, and now, their jobs are gone
  • Zomato acquired UberEats in an all stock deal, which affected 245 jobs.
  • Some of those affected had moved from Uber to UberEats as recently as last week, sources told Business Insider.
  • Some who had moved to UberEats last month, requested Uber to get the old position back but were told that it wouldn’t be possible.
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Uber sold its Eats business in India to Zomato, and has it affected the employment status of 245 employees. Some of those who lost jobs are those who have been moved from Uber to Uber Eats recently in the name of promotions, sources told Business Insider.

Zomato acquired UberEats in an all stock deal, which gave Uber a 9.9% stake in Zomato.

An UberEats employee who has been affected because of the transition said that there was an internal job posting in November, where interested people could apply to move from Uber to UberEats. This transition opportunity has been underway for over two months.

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The employee Business Insider spoke to had moved to UberEats on January 13, only to know that in just a week, his job is gone.

Another employee who had moved to UberEats last month, requested Uber to allow him to get back to his old position. He was curtly informed that it was not possible. “I was told that I cannot go back to Uber again, as I’m now on the rolls of UberEats,” the source told Business Insider.

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Sources from Uber had told Business Insider that affected employees will have the opportunity to apply for roles within Uber. However, employees claim that they have to apply from scratch, just like outsiders.

“Uber is fully supporting all impacted employees. They are being invited to reapply for other roles at Uber and also being offered outplacement support. For those who will be unable to secure employment within Uber, we have put in place a generous severance package,” said an Uber spokesperson.

According to reports, for the months of August to December 2019, Uber’s projected losses were at ₹2,197 crore. The move to sell UberEats to Zomato came as Uber tries to trim its losses.

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