Uber has fired more than 400 product and engineering employees in its second major round of layoffs this year (UBER)
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 () **
· *Uber laid off 435 employees on Tuesday in its engineering and product departments, TechCrunch first reported. *
· *In a statement, Uber said the move was about staying nimble as a 27,000-person, global company. *
· *Tuesday's firings follow a similarly sized cull in Uber's marketing department in July. *
Uber’s lawyer said it does not plan to treat its contract drivers as employees. This comes after a California bill would require app-based companies to reclassify workers as regular employees. According to Digital Trends, Uber does not consider drivers a core part of their business. The company...