The move of bulk job vacancies at Zomato is contrary to the massive layoffs across several companies globally.
Zomato’s chief executive officer Deepinder Goyal took to LinkedIn and announced 800 vacancies across five major roles. Goyal posted job vacancies for the roles of Chief of Staff to the CEO, generalist, growth manager, product owner, and software development engineer.
“Hello everyone – we have about 800 positions open across these 5 roles at Zomato. If you happen to know someone really good for any of these roles, please tag them on this thread,” Goyal wrote. “To express interest in knowing more about any of these roles, please email me at email@example.com – me and/or my team will be prompt in responding to you and closing the loop either way.”
The move of bulk job vacancies is contrary to the massive layoffs across several companies globally, especially in the tech sector, as they prepare to cushion themselves from the global economic slowdown. Zomato also witnessed exits from some high-level positions in the last few months.
Earlier this month, Zomato’s co-founder and chief technology officer Gunjan Patidar resigned from the post. Patidar’s departure follows the exit of another co-founder Mohit Gupta, who resigned in November last year. Some other top-level departures in 2022 from the company include the resignations of the head of new initiatives Rahul Ganjoo, the then vice-president and head of Intercity Siddharth Jhawar, and another co-founder Gaurav Gupta.
Elsewhere, the company is reportedly discontinuing its 10-minute food delivery business. According to a report by the Economic Times, Zomato Instant will shut down as the service struggles to grow and turn profitable. The company has informed its restaurant partners about the same, it added.
However, Zomato denied the claims and said it is just rebranding its instant delivery service. “Instant is not shutting down. We are working on a new menu with our partners and rebranding the business. All finishing stations remain intact, and no people are impacted by this decision,” the company said, as reported by The Economic Times and Business Standard.
The company launched Zomato Instant in March last year. The service is marketed to deliver food from restaurants in under 10 minutes. The company began the pilot in Gurugram and later expanded the service to Bengaluru.