Instant needs delivery giant Gopuff has initiated another round of layoffs, this time about 2% of its global workforce.
It’s the Philly company’s latest round of layoffs in the last year — the first coming last March and equating to about 3% of the company’s workforce at the time. It was followed by a round of about 1,500 employees, or another 10% of the company, in July. Most recently in October, the company laid off about 250 customer service team members, though the company said at the time that this count was included in the July round.
A memo from Gopuff cofounders and co-CEOs Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola to investors in July stated that the instant needs industry was at an “inflection point.” Gopuff’s layoffs at the time were part of a strategy toward “improving operational efficiencies” as it prepared for a period of economic downturn and focuses on profitability.
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