Ridecell

SF-based Ridecell laid off 35 employees, half of whom are engineers

🌎 San Francisco Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 35 employees (15%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Engineering

Ridecell, an operations platform for ride-sharing companies, laid off 35 employees (15%) last Thursday, according to a laid-off employee. Its customers are presumably struggling right now due to the nationwide lockdowns.

Ridecell joins the many transportation startups that have conducted layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic. Just yesterday, Uber increased the count of its May layoffs to 6,700 employees. Lyft laid off nearly 1,000 employees in late April. Kid-friendly ride sharing companies Zum and HopSkipDrive have also done layoffs.

See link below πŸ‘‡for an opt-in list of Ridecell employees laid off, which includes 16 engineers in the Bay Area.

Source: Google Sheets

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Uber

Uber lays off 3,000 more employees, on top of the 3,700 laid off earlier this month

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 3,000 employees (13%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

As Layoffs.fyi forecasted last week, Uber laid off 3,000 more employees this morning. This comes on top of the 3,700 employees Uber cut two weeks ago, and brings the total to 6,700 laid off (25% of staff).

In conjunction with the layoff, Uber is also closing down 45 offices, winding down its product incubator and AI labs, pursuing strategic alternatives for Uber Works, and re-evaluating its self-driving units.

Nationwide shelter-in-place orders have hammered Uber’s ridesharing business. Its core business has fallen around 80% during the pandemic. Meanwhile, growth from Uber’s food delivery business has not been enough to offset the decline.

Uber previously told staff that laid-off employees would receive 10 weeks of severance pay and healthcare coverage through the end of 2020.

In addition to the 6,700 employees let go by Uber this month, the company has also cut 536 employees from Middle East subsidiary Careem, as well as all 400-500 employees from e-scooter subsidiary Jump.

See link below πŸ‘‡for an existing unofficial list of 400+ employees laid off from Uber, mostly from the May 5 layoff. Expect this list to grow a lot bigger in the coming days.

UPDATE: An official Uber layoff list has been created. Added link below.

Source: Uber.com (Official), Coda.io (Unofficial)

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Tally

Credit card automation startup Tally laid off 28 employees

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 28 employees (23%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Tally, which helps users manage multiple credit cards, laid off 28 employees (23%) last Monday, according to an internal memo reviewed by Layoffs.fyi. In addition to severance pay, Tally is offering laid-off employees reimbursed health insurance through the end of 2020, an extension of the post-termination exercise period on vested stock options to one year, and a six-month subscription to LinkedIn Premium.

If you’re recruiting in San Francisco, see link below πŸ‘‡for a list of employees laid off across Engineering, Design, People Operations, and a few other functions.

Source: Google Sheets

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Uber

Uber laid off 3,700 employees, with more expected

🌎 SF Bay Area, NYC, Chicago, Phoenix βˆ™ πŸ‘© 3,700 employees (14%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Customer support, recruiting

Uber, the ridesharing service, laid off 3,700 employees (14%) last Wednesday. The layoff was concentrated in the company’s customer support and recruiting teams. Uber CEO’s letter to staff strongly hinted that more cuts are coming in the next week, including in engineering and product.

The Information reported that as many as 5,400 employees are expected to ultimately be laid off. However, one source tells Layoffs.fyi the total count could be as high as 6,700. In addition, 400-500 employees are reportedly being cut from Uber’s subsidiary Jump, which is being offloaded to Lime as part of Uber’s investment in the electric scooter company.

See link below πŸ‘‡for a crowdsourced list of 250+ employees laid off from Uber.

Source: Coda.io

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Sandbox VR

Sandbox VR laid off its engineering team

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© Unknown # of employees βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Engineering

A virtual reality startup, Sandbox VR conducted a layoff last week. Its CEO also announced that he was laying himself off.

The layoff included Sandbox VR’s entire engineering team. See link below πŸ‘‡for the resumes of 5 laid-off engineers, who are spread across multiple locations.

UPDATE: Protocol reports that Sandbox VR laid off 80% of its staff, leaving a skeleton crew of 20 people.

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Airbnb

Airbnb launches talent directory of laid-off employees

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 1,900 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

We previously mentioned that Airbnb laid off 1,900 employees (25%) on Tuesday. The company has now launched an official Airbnb talent directory containing details of over 500 ex-Airbnb employees. The directory can be filtered by location and function.

See below link πŸ‘‡for the official Airbnb layoff list, as well as an unofficial Airbnb layoffs list that we posted previously.

Source: Coda.io

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Airbnb

Airbnb laid off 1,900 employees

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 1,900 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Airbnb, the home sharing startup, laid off 1,900 employees (25%) on Tuesday. In conjunction with the layoff, the company is pausing initiatives like Transportation and Airbnb Studios, and scaling back Hotels and Lux.

Laid-off U.S. employees will receive a very generous severance package of at least 14 weeks of base pay and 12 months of health insurance. The company also said that “we’re allowing everyone leaving to keep their Apple laptops” — which either means that PC owners aren’t eligible, or that no Airbnb employees use a Windows machine?

UPDATE: Added link to a second opt-in list of employees laid off

Source: Airbnb.com (Official), Coda.io (Unofficial)

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Lime

Lime laid off 80 employees

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 80 employees (13%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Lime, the scooter rental startup, laid off 80 employees (13%) last week. The company said it’s had to “pause operations in 99% of markets worldwide to support cities’ efforts at social distancing.” Lime previously cut 100 workers and shut down 12 markets in January before the coronavirus pandemic.

View the link below πŸ‘‡for an opt-in list of Lime employees laid off.

Source: Google Sheets

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Lyft

Lyft laid off 982 employees

🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 982 employees (17%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Lyft, the ridesharing startup, laid off 982 employees (17%) yesterday and furloughed 288 more. Rival Uber is reportedly discussing a layoff as well (to the tune of 5,000 people), though those cuts have not been finalized. Lyft and Uber’s revenue have fallen by more than 50% as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

See below link πŸ‘‡for an opt-in list of Lyft employees laid off, including 35 engineers.

Source: Google Sheets

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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor laid off 900 employees

🌎 Greater Boston Area, NYC, SF βˆ™ πŸ‘© 900 employees (25%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Online travel company TripAdvisor laid off 900 employees (roughly 25%). In conjunction, the company is shutting down its San Francisco and downtown Boston offices.

TripAdvisor becomes the latest travel company to conduct layoffs post COVID-19, joining Sonder (400 employees laid off), TripActions (300 employees), TravelTriangle (250 employees), and Fareportal (200 employees). Two-thirds of all startup layoffs since the coronavirus pandemic have come from industries directly affected by shelter-in-place orders.

See below link πŸ‘‡for an opt-in list of nearly 400 recent TripAdvisor alumni.

Source: Google Sites

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