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Netflix Lays Off 300 More Employees as Revenue Growth Slows

  • Netflix is shedding round 300 staff throughout the corporate, CNBC confirmed Thursday.
  • The cuts come a few month after the streaming firm eradicated about 150 positions within the wake of its first subscriber loss in a decade.
  • Netflix had warned buyers in April that it will be pulling again on a few of its spending development over the subsequent two years.

Netflix is shedding round 300 extra staff throughout the corporate.

The cuts, which characterize about 3% of complete staff, come a few month after the streaming firm eradicated about 150 positions within the wake of its first subscriber loss in a decade.

“At present we sadly let go of round 300 staff,” Netflix mentioned in a press release Thursday. “Whereas we proceed to speculate considerably within the enterprise, we made these changes in order that our prices are rising in keeping with our slower income development. We’re so grateful for every thing they’ve performed for Netflix and are working exhausting to assist them by means of this tough transition.”

Netflix had warned buyers in April that it will be pulling again on a few of its spending development over the subsequent two years.

Spencer Neumann, the corporate’s chief monetary officer, mentioned through the firm’s earnings name in April that Netflix is attempting to be “prudent” about pulling again to mirror the realities of its enterprise. Nevertheless, it nonetheless plans to speculate closely, together with round $17 billion on content material.

Co-CEO Reed Hastings additionally mentioned through the name that the corporate is exploring lower-priced, ad-supported tiers in a bid to usher in new subscribers after years of resisting ads on the platform.

Netflix is working to crack down on rampant password sharing as effectively. Along with its 222 million paying households, greater than 100 million households use its service by means of account sharing, the corporate mentioned.

Netflix shares had been roughly even in afternoon buying and selling Thursday, however are off extra round 70% yr so far.

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