In order to survive in a hostile market condition, where most of the startups find it difficult to sustain their business, another online grocery delivery startup, Gofers, has decided to lay off its 10 per cent employees.
Explaining about the company’s move, one of the employees who was recently given an exit said that the higher officials had shot an email to all the employees stating that the company will be cutting short its team by 10 per cent.
Later, during one-on-one conversations, the company informed employees that they are fired. The fired employees were given two options, i.e. either file a resignation or accept the lay off. The content team and customer support staff was on the firing line as most of the employees from these two departments were shown an exit door.
According to the media reports, Grofers has agreed to pay one month’s salary as compensation to all these employees. On Tuesday, Grofers revoked 67 job offers to students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, National Institute of Technologies and the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad, who were scheduled to join the start-up in July.
Confirming on the news, Albinder Dhindsa, Chief Executive, Gofers inform that the company has revoked about 67 offers mostly for joinees into operations. Grofers is downsizing some of the teams given the market environment and our revised growth projections. Most of the joinees were supposed to be for these teams. Company is still talking to the institutes and the affected individuals to figure out a way forward.