Uber is expected to lay off more than 150 workers as part of the dissolution of alcohol delivery service Drizly, reports Forbes.
The dismissals will take place between April 1 and Sept. 1, and will mark the second time in less than a year Uber has announced layoffs. Two-hundred employees were handed pink slips in June 2023.
Drizly will be part of the Uber Eats leg of Uber, which is based in San Francisco.
Included in the layoffs will be Uber workers who were associated with Drizly operations.
With sales dropping in a post-pandemic marketplace, Uber made the decision to close Drizly in mid-January.
Uber bought Drizly three years ago for $1.1 billion when consumers were flocking to delivery app services for their food and alcohol needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Bloomberg Second Measure, delivery services blossomed 162% compared to the previous year at the height of the pandemic.
However, the market has declined considerably over the past few months now that COVID is no longer keeping people home.