Instacart to cut 1,900 jobs in shift ‘toward new models’

Grocery pickup and delivery company Instacart will cut nearly 1,900 employees from its workforce, including all 10 of its unionized workers.

The move comes in spite of the boon that the coronavirus has been to services like those offered by Instacart. Concerns of infection in high-traffic locations such as groceries have pushed more people than ever to Instacart — leading the company to hire 300,000 workers in a single month to accommodate demand, according to CNN.

However, Instacart considers those jobs to be independent contractors, whose ranks in the company have now swollen to more than 500,000, according to Bloomberg. Unlike employees, independent contractors are
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