LYFT Stock Alert: What to Know as Lyft Pumps the Brakes on Hiring


  • Lyft (LYFT) stock is getting a boost from hiring pause news.
  • The company won’t be seeking new employees for the rest of 2022.
  • This is part of its effort to combat rising costs during the recession.
LYFT Stock - LYFT Stock Alert: What to Know as Lyft Pumps the Brakes on Hiring

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Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) stock is getting a boost on Wednesday after the ride-sharing company revealed a stop to hiring in the U.S. for the rest of the year.

A spokesperson for the company revealed that no new hires will be made as the company seeks ways to combat the recession. Not helping matters is increasing inflation, which is causing the company to consider more cost cutting.

Now investors will have to wait and see what else Lyft does to cut costs. While the company didn’t say anything about it, it’s possible it might have to lay off employees down the road. It already did so back in July and currently has a workforce of 3,000 people.

Lyft’s Comments on the Hiring Freeze

Here’s what a Lyft spokesperson told the New York Post about its hiring halt:

Like many other companies navigating an uncertain economy, we are pausing hiring for all U.S.-based roles through the end of the year.

LYFT stock isn’t seeing much activity today with only about 3 million shares changing hands. That’s still a ways off from its daily average trading volume of about 14.3 million shares. Even so, the company’s stock is up 1.6% on the hiring pause news. Also, the stock is down 67.7% since the start of the year.

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