Uber shuts Mumbai office but all jobs safe as employees shift to WFH

Uber’s Mumbai employees will continue to work from home until December, the person said. It is not clear if the employees will be moved to another office in Mumbai next year.

Written by July 4, 2020 12:50

New Delhi: Ride hailing platform Uber has shut down its Mumbai office as part of its restructuring efforts, but it will continue to provide services in the city, as per the reports. The move is unlikely to impact jobs as employees have shifted to working from home and it continues to be “business as usual,” they said.

After Ola, Uber lays off 600 employees in India as lockdown paralyses operations After Ola, Uber lays off 600 employees in India as lockdown paralyses operations

Uber India did not comment on the matter. However, a company spokesperson said: “Uber continues to provide a high level of service to all its riders in Mumbai.”

After laying-off almost one-fourth of its staff in India (600 employees) in May, ride-hailing firm Uber has shut down its Mumbai office, said a person aware of the development asking not to be named.

After Ola, Uber lays off 600 employees in India as lockdown paralyses operations

Uber’s Mumbai employees will continue to work from home until December, the person said. It is not clear if the employees will be moved to another office in Mumbai next year.

Globally, it had announced a reduction of customer support and recruiting teams by approximately 6,700 full-time employee roles and attributed the move to lower trip volumes and current hiring freeze.