Instacart and HotelTonight have joined the herd of tech start-ups that are rightsizing their businesses heading into 2016.
Grocery delivery service Instacart recently laid off 12 recruiters, Re/code reported Dec. 29, citing multiple sources. The company said in an e-mailed statement to CNBC.com that it's reducing "the size of our recruiting team to better align with future goals."
In November, mobile booking service HotelTonight cut its staff by 20 percent (37 people). CEO Sam Shank said that the company has also upgraded its customer support system with a product built in-house so that representatives can handle multiple electronic chats at a time, rather than dealing with phone calls.