In a statement to Marketing, Grab has confirmed that it was unable to offer suitable roles for less than 20% of former Uber Southeast Asia employees, based on their profiles and personal career goals.
"We've been unable to offer suitable roles for less than 20% of Uber employees, based on their profiles and personal career goals. They have the opportunity to explore available roles with Uber in other regions and will receive a severance package," a spokesperson told Marketing in an exclusive statement.
This was in response to Marketing's queries that Grab was carrying out job cuts through email after a previous town hall. The Grab spokesperson said the company has reached out to every Uber employee to find them a suitable role in Grab. It has made offers to "a vast majority of employees" who have completed discussions with Grab teams.
"We've had open conversations with Uber employees to understand their career aspirations, and where their experience is relevant, we’ve set up chats with multiple Grab functions to ensure everyone has the opportunity to find a role that provides continued career growth and personal development. We will continue to speak with Uber employees in the next couple of months," the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added, "We have the same hunger and determination to improve lives in Southeast Asia, and look forward to welcoming our new colleagues at Grab soon."
This story was first published in Marketing.
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