Uber lays off another 3,000 employees

Uber is laying off another 3,000 employees, the Wall Street Journal reports. Uber is also closing 45 offices and rethinking its approach in areas like freight and autonomous vehicle technology.

This comes just weeks after Uber laid off 3,700 employees in order to save about $1 billion in costs. Meanwhile, Uber is in talks to buy GrubHub to beef up its food delivery business, UberEats, according to The WSJ and Bloomberg.

Uber first approached Grubhhub earlier this year with an offer, but the two companies are still in talks, according to the WSJ. A Bloomberg report says the deal could be finalized sometime this month. This comes a few months after reports emerged that Grubhub was looking to sell Uber, DoorDash and others.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery has been hot. In Q1, Uber Eats experienced major growth with gross bookings of $4.68 billion, up 52% from that same quarter one year ago. Grubhub, meanwhile, saw gross food sales increase to $1.6 billion, up from $1.5 billion in the same period last year.

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