As social distancing restrictions and safety concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic continue to wreak havoc on the gig economy, many tech companies are being forced to make cuts across the board. The latest of which is Uber Technologies Inc., which earlier this week eliminated thousands of jobs, including more than a dozen positions within the legal department.
Uber employees were notified May 18 that the company had laid off about 3,000 employees globally across numerous departments, including legal, engineering, information technology, finance and others. The announcement comes just weeks after the company cut 3,700 full-time jobs from its customer support and recruiting teams May 6.
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