News: DoorDash cuts 1,250 jobs in a cost-saving drive

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DoorDash cuts 1,250 jobs in a cost-saving drive

DoorDash experienced a sudden drop in demand and has decided to cut jobs to deal with the ballooning cost. The company was on a hiring spree during the pandemic to cater to people stuck at home.
DoorDash cuts 1,250 jobs in a cost-saving drive

DoorDash, the online food ordering company, announced cutting about 1,250 jobs, or 6 per cent of its total workforce to cope with a slowdown in demand.

To cater to increased demand during the pandemic, the company went on a hiring spree. However, the sudden drop in demand from inflation-wary customers has left the company grappling with ballooning costs.

"We were not as rigorous as we should have been in managing our team growth ... That's on me. As a result, operating expenses grew quickly," Chief Executive Tony Xu said in a memo to employees that was posted on the company's website.

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