Online meal ordering and delivery company Just Eat Takeaway NV on Thursday 24 November announced a reorganisation of its customer service operations, which a spokesperson said could lead to 170 job losses globally.
The company said in a statement it would close a customer service centre in Borehamwood, England and employees would be offered a chance to work instead in Sunderland, some 300 miles (480 km) to the north.
"We are grateful to all our staff in Borehamwood ... and we are committed to fully supporting all affected staff."
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The news was first reported by Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, citing an internal company memo.
The reorganisation was essential and would help the company "on the way to profitability", the paper cited the memo as saying.
Meals Company Takeaway, Grocery Delivery Firm Getir In European Partnership
Under the partnership, Takeaway said, Getir's groceries will be listed on Takeaway's platform and can be ordered via its smartphone app but will be delivered by Getir couriers.
Amsterdam-based Takeaway is Europe's largest meals ordering and delivery company, while Istanbul-based Getir is the largest of several privately-held online grocery companies that deliver a small selection of common supermarket items within an hour.
The partnership was launched in Germany this week, the companies said, and will be expanded to Britain, Spain, Italy and France this year.