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Scooter Startup Lime Is Cutting as Many as 190 More Workers

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Electric Scooter Startups Struggle During Pandemic

Scooter-rental startup Lime plans to terminate jobs across the U.S. and Europe this week, said people familiar with the matter, the latest sign of trouble for sharing-economy businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.

The cuts will affect as many as 190 workers, some of whom have already been informed of their dismissal, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel matters. Management elected to expand an earlier plan to eliminate 50 to 70 jobs as it became clear the virus poses a prolonged threat to the business.