YouTube layoffs 100 staff members, it follows its parent company Google

YouTube announced is laying off about 100 employees, about 1.4% of the workforce and is restructuring some of its operations. Still not clear whether the headcount reduction will affect US staff only or worldwide.

Mary Ellen Coe, YouTube’s chief business officer stated in a memo to staff member notifying them about the layoffs and future plans for the company.

“As the business evolves, we have an even greater need to ensure we’re running the business effectively and meeting the needs of all of our users,” Coe wrote in the memo. “We’ve made the decision to eliminate some roles and say goodbye to some of our teammates.”

The micro video blogging site announced other changes, the company is consolidating all music teams to report up to Google and YouTube head of music Lyor Cohen, and consolidating its sports, media, film and TV teams into a single global team as well.

In other news, YouTube’s parent company, Google last week laid off more than 1,000 employees including in its core engineering group, on the Google Assistant team and in some augmented-reality projects.

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