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Those employees made up about 17 percent of its workforce -- not including its contracted drivers, Ars Technica reported.
In the filing, Lyft also said it furloughed another 288 workers and reduced the salaries of the remaining employees.
According to the report, executives will have a 30 percent salary reduction, vice presidents will have a 20 percent salary reduction and the rest of Lyft’s salaried employees will have a 10 percent salary reduction.
"It is now clear that the COVID-19 crisis is going to have broad-reaching implications for the economy, which impacts our business," Lyft CEO Logan Green said in a statement emailed to FOX Business.
"We have therefore made the difficult decision to reduce the size of our team," Green added. "Our guiding principle for decision-making right now is to ensure we emerge from the crisis in the strongest possible position to achieve the company’s mission.”
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That could total more than 5,400 Uber employees, according to the report.
Two weeks ago, Lyft launched an “essential deliveries” program in 11 cities, FOX Business previously reported.
The program works similarly to typical Lyft rides, except drivers will pick up and drop off a package weighing no more than 50 pounds.