Employees were notified by an e-mail PDF letter from CEO Mitchell Baker
Mozilla Corporation is forced to lay off 250 people since the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly lowered revenue.
The company’s CEO revealed that the layoffs will reduce Mozilla’s workforce in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the US. Another 60 people will be reassigned to different teams.
The company also revealed it is going to reduce investment in developer tools, internal tooling, and platform feature development. That’s because Mozilla aims to refocus the Firefox organization on core browser growth through differentiated user experiences.
Besides, Mozilla will be organizing a new product organization that will both ship new products faster and develops new revenue streams. Its initial investments will be Pocket, Hubs, VPN, Web Assembly, and security and privacy products.
We’ve reported that nearly 1,900 of Airbnb staff will have to leave, comprising around 25% of the company.