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Bird plans to dismiss two dozen of its workforce


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

07th Dec, 2019. 02:57 pm
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Bird plans to dismiss two dozen of its workforce

The micromobility company company, Bird decides to dismiss up to two dozen of its employees, six months after acquiring San Francisco-bases Scoot Networks.

The layoffs affect employees Bird brought on board as part of its ~$25 million acquisition of Scoot earlier this year.

The firing follow five months of integration planning, in which gaps and sackings in positions were identified.

According to Bird, the most affected ones are the salaried employees and workers with technical backgrounds.

“The integration of Bird and Scoot does not impact or change our previous or future commitments to San Francisco or to providing its residents and visitors access to the highest quality and most reliable shared micromobility vehicles and services,” a Bird spokesperson told.

He further said, “We are planning to relocate a number of Scoot team members to our Santa Monica headquarters while also maintaining an office in San Francisco for our operations and maintenance teams as well as a number of regionally specific roles.”

Scoot currently operates electric kick scooters and mopeds in San Francisco, where it’s one of four companies permitted to do so.

This is Bird’s second set of firings this year.

In March, Bird had dismissed between 4-5% of its workers. Those redundancies were part of Bird’s annual performance review process and only affected U.S. based employees.

In October, Bird closed a $275 million Series D round led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital at a $2.5 billion pre-money valuation.

That same month, Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden told he wants the Scoot brand to live on.

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