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JioMart Acquisition Sparks Layoff Fears: Shocking News of Job Cuts Raises Concerns

1/ Job cuts continue in Reliance JioMart. 😱 Over 1,000 employees (including 500 executives at Corporate Office) have been impacted, with more layoffs expected. 😞

2/ The move aims to align operations with Metro Cash and Carry and includes reducing the wholesale division's workforce by two-thirds (~10k). 👥⬇️ Some employees have been put on performance improvement plans. ⏰

3/ Reliance Retail's price war in the grocery B2B space adds to the challenging situation. 💰🔪

💰 Estimated Cost Savings: Unquantifiable. ~Rs. 50 Cr. - ~Rs. 250 Cr. per annum💸

💼 Cost Optimisation Impact:

1/ Reliance Retail intends to remove duplication of roles as Jio Mart and their acquisition of Metro Cash & Carry (with 3500 employees onboarded) are in the same line of business. 🔄🔀👥

2/ Layoffs can lead to a loss of skilled and experienced employees, a decline in productivity, and a negative impact on team spirit. It can weaken the company's reputation and employees’ loyalty. Attracting and retaining top talent in the future may also become a formidable challenge. ⛔🔧👥

🌍 Country: India 🇮🇳

🏢 Company: Reliance Retail Limited (JioMart)

🛍️ Industry: Retail

💼 Cost Element: Employee Benefits Expense 💸

🔍 Nature: Opex

🔢 Cost Classification: Semi-Variable Cost + Direct Employees Cost / Operations Overheads / Administrative Overheads / Marketing Overheads



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