Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch is about to put off roughly 500 workers this week, or 35% of its complete workforce, Bloomberg broke in a report on Tuesday.
In response to Bloomberg’s Cecilia D’Anastasio, Twitch could announce the layoffs as quickly as tomorrow. The information comes only a day after game engine developer Unity introduced it is shedding 25% of its workers in a “firm reset,” and follows a 12 months of huge scale layoffs throughout the video games and tech sectors which have affected tens of hundreds of employees.
Twitch’s mother or father firm laid off 180 employees from Amazon Video games in November, a comparatively small quantity in comparison with the 27,000 workers it minimize earlier in 2023. That mass layoff additionally dramatically impacted Twitch to the tune of 400 workers in March 2023, simply after longtime CEO Emmett Shear departed the corporate after 16 years. The layoffs have not been the one signal of hassle for Twitch: the platform only recently determined to drag out of South Korea over excessive community charges that compelled it to function within the nation at a loss.
If the layoffs match Bloomberg’s reporting, they’ll depart Twitch with roughly 930 workers, or half the workforce it had this time final 12 months.