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Snapchat owner Snap Inc to cut more than 500 jobs | Business News


The owner of Snapchat has become the latest tech firm to announce job cuts.

Snap Inc said it would shed 10% of its workforce – around 530 employees – with most roles expected to go in the first quarter.

The disclosure was made in a regulatory filing, which also revealed the company expects to face charges of up to $75m (£60m) in severance payouts and other related costs.

The California-based firm employs more than 5,300 staff globally, including around 500 in the UK.

A Snap spokeswoman told Sky News it was unable to say at this stage if any posts at its London offices would be affected.

She added: “We are reorganising our team to reduce hierarchy and promote in-person collaboration.

“We are focused on supporting our departing team members and we are very grateful for their hard work and many contributions to Snap.”

Snap Inc previously announced plans to cut around 20% of its workforce in 2022.

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Around 406 million people use Snapchat every day on average, according to the firm. It also has more than 5 million Snapchat+ subscribers.

Other tech companies to announce job losses recently include Microsoft, which plans to shed 1,900 employees and online retailer eBay, which is planning to cut 1,000 roles.

Meta, the owner of social media brands Facebook and Instagram, also announced 10,000 redundancies last year.

Shares in Snap fell 4% following the announcement on Monday.

The firm is due to reveal its fourth quarter results on Tuesday.

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