Layoffs hit San Francisco scooter company six months after its acquisition

By Dawn Kawamoto : bizjournals – excerpt

Six months after acquiring San Francisco-based Scoot Networks, the electric scooter company Bird plans to lay off up to two dozen employees, according to people familiar with the plans.

The layoffs follow five months of integration planning, in which gaps and redundancies in positions were identified.

Although the cuts will be across Bird’s global operations, the majority of the pink slips fell on San Francisco. Salaried employees and workers with technical backgrounds are the most affected.

“We are planning to relocate a number of Scoot team members to our Santa Monica headquarters while also maintaining an office in San Francisco for our operations and maintenance teams as well as a number of regionally specific roles,” said a Bird representative… (more)