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Rocket Internet Backed FoodPanda Joins Firing Squad; Fires 330 Employees

Rocket Internet Backed FoodPanda Joins Firing Squad; Fires 330 Employees

Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda has reduced its workforce by 15%. As per the company, the move is aimed towards profitability combined with adjustments to its business model.

As per the company, it has reduced manual intervention and achieved about 98% automation rate in order processing. Thus, it has laid off around 330 people from the company. Foodpanda had workforce of over 2,200 employees.

In an official response to Inc42, Foodpanda stated, “The affected employees will be provided with due remuneration and will be further assisted to get a foothold in the industry by setting up a platform to help them discover a plethora of job options.”

Currently, Foodpanda provides a curated menu from 12000+ restaurants across 200+ cities in India, along with its partner brands &; which it acquired earlier this year.

Few other startups in this space that have been in news due to cut down of workforce are TinyOwl which laid off more than a hundred employees; and Zomato laid off 300 employees to shift focus to transaction-based business.

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Vishal Singh

Inc42 Staff

For Vishal Singh, football is oxygen, traveling is living, night is day, online gaming is serious sport and superheroes are real. Yes, real. And like the call sign of any superhero, one can always find him enrapt to his laptop screen. His passion lies in writing pieces that would get the brain engines of readers churning and aspires to one day be known by his opus.
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