Zomato lays off 600 employees, says technology had created redundancies

Zomato maintains that it was forced to rationalise the staff strength.

File photo of a Zomato delivery executive

The country’s oldest food aggregation and delivery platform Zomato has given pink slips to 601 employees, shedding its workforce by more than 10 per cent. The Deepinder Goyal-led company has said the move is meant to correct “redundancies”. While this is not the first time that Zomato has carried out mass layoffs, this is being seen as the biggest so far. As many as 541 employees were laid off on Saturday, after 60 had to leave last month. Earlier, in 2015, some 300 employees were told to go. In a statement, Zomato has put the number of employees after the layoffs ...