100 Jobs Eliminated by YouTube
On Thursday, the reputed TechCrunch portal revealed that popular video-sharing platform
plans to layoff 100 staff members. The announcement was made by Mary Ellen Coe, YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, via an internal memo. She confirmed that the affected staff members will have the chance to vie for different roles within the organization.
The affected employees have a total of 60 days to secure alternate roles within YouTube. Post that, their termination would be finalized.
Deadline reports that the reduction in workforce will be a result of merging staff members who currently provide assistance to YouTube‘s multitude of content creators.
This move comes close on the heels of YouTube’s parent company, Google, having eliminated 1,000 jobs across distinct divisions including engineering, services, and the Google Assistant divisions. Upon being quizzed about this by The New York Times, a Google spokesperson responded, “We’re responsibly investing in our company’s biggest priorities and the significant opportunities ahead.”
It’s important to note that YouTube is not alone in executing such a reduction in workforce. Other major companies such as Amazon Prime, Amazon-owned Twitch, and unity have publicly declared similar layoffs during the previous month.