People, it was a rough month for starters of electric scooters.
After the news that Lyft released dozens of his employees earlier this month in his scooter and bicycle section, Bird is the latest outfit for scooters to reduce staffing. The information was announced on Friday that the company released about 5 percent of its employees, representing just over three dozen employees.
An electronic scooter representative said that the release was part of the company. our priority needs, geographic requirements for business, and our annual talent review process. " As a bird concentrates its energy on service centers in local markets, a representative said that he has a "changing need for geographical workforce".
During the four months after two rounds of funding totaling $ 400 million in the summer, in the past two months, its value has increased by $ 2 billion
. In December, when ambitious companies with additional funding of hundreds of millions were stopped after cooling interest. Even so far, Battle has been reported in January to raise another round of $ 300 million.
News of contractions comes as the company draws its belt and moves its focus from scaling to "unit business economics," the nickname CEO Travis Wanderer Zanden told The Information. However, the site noted that the company now has hundreds of open positions, many of which are located at the headquarters building of Santa Monica.
Earlier this month, the Lyft bike scooter and bicycle division cut about 50 employees, TechCrunch reports at the time. Dismissals, which constituted a small percentage of the workforce of the company, affected workers in different departments and markets. A company spokeswoman told TechCrunch that dismissal was part of our performance management process.