“While we continue to invest significantly in the business, we made these adjustments so that our costs are growing in line with our slower revenue growth,” a company spokesperson told CNN Business Thursday. “We are so grateful for everything they have done for Netflix and are working hard to support them through this difficult transition.”
Netflix lays off 300 employees as bad year continues to hit company
Thursday’s layoffs impact around 3% of Netflix’s workforce, which includes 11,000 full-time employees. The layoffs are also mostly taking place in the United States. Variety was the first to report the news.
Netflix reported in April that it lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade. That sent shock waves through Wall Street, leading investors to wipe billions of dollars off Netflix market cap. The company’s stock has plummeted roughly 70% this year.
Last month, Netflix laid off 150 workers, placing the blame on slowing revenue growth.