Meal delivery company Just Eat Takeaway will cut 1,700 jobs in the United Kingdom, writes the British newspaper The Telegraph.
Meal delivery services at the British Just Eat service are particularly affected, but some 170 office jobs will also disappear. The move is part of a cost-cutting measure by the Dutch-British company.
The British Just Eat employed its delivery drivers in six cities. In doing so, the service tried to distinguish itself from other companies in the so-called ‘gig economy’, such as taxi services such as Uber, other meal delivery companies such as Deliveroo and flash delivery companies such as Gorillas and Getir. But according to The Telegraph, Just Eat now wants to work with independent delivery drivers.
A spokesman for Just Eat told the newspaper that “Just Eat UK is reorganizing and simplifying its delivery operations”. The company states that there will be no consequences for the service.