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Uber Freight: The bright spot in Uber's portfolio?

October 16, 2019 / Emma Cosgrove

Uber announced another 350 layoffs Tuesday, with most eliminated positions from the company’s extra lines of business like autonomous vehicles and Uber Eats, though some came from marketing and global operations. The latest round is part of work that began in July with 400 layoffs, all from the marketing department, explained CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in an email to staff Monday. The CEO explained the changes are meant to "ensure we have the right people in the right roles in the right locations, and that we’re always holding ourselves accountable to top performance." Between the July layoffs and this latest round, Uber spoke about Uber Freight at Morgan Stanley’s Laguna Conference. There, the company pledged to onboard roughly 2,000 employees in 2020 for its new headquarters in Chicago. An Uber spokesperson confirmed to Supply Chain Dive that Uber Freight is not affected by the layoffs and those plans are still in place.