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Zomato makes a ‘Talent Directory’ to help place laid off employees

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The recent spree of layoffs in the start-up ecosystem has given rise to companies helping in placements of laid off staff-members by going the extra mile.

Food delivery giant Zomato had laid off 13% of its workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Owing to the retrenchment exercise, Zomato created a Talent Directory for employers to access various employee profiles.

Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal, in a tweet on Saturday, urged organisations to review the directory. Further, he said Zomato was built by some of the most passionate people. He added that if companies need a more curated/filtered list, they could write to Zomato on [email protected].

The Talent Directory is a collection of some “incredible” people that have helped build Zomato. The profiles range from a diverse variety of designers, video editors, content producers and café managers, among others. Each profile contains the strengths of the associate at Zomato, along with their LinkedIn account and resumes.

Zomato previously announced that a work-from-home system, partially or fully, would now be a permanent company policy. In addition, Zomato had also announced layoffs and salary revisions.

Food-delivery systems have seen almost a 60-70% drop in sales in the past two months, owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. In addition, many restaurants have remained shut and their business only survived on the limited home delivery orders.

Other startups like Cult.Fit and Swiggy are also following Zomato’s precedent by helping their laid off employees find new jobs.

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