Netflix Lays Off Another 300 People

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Christian Hetrick is dot.LA's Entertainment Tech Reporter. He was formerly a business reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and reported on New Jersey politics for the Observer and the Press of Atlantic City.

Netflix Lays Off Another 300 People
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Netflix has imposed its second round of layoffs in less than a month, cutting another 300 people from its staff.

“Today we sadly let go of around 300 employees,” a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to dot.LA. “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.”


The latest cuts amount to roughly 3% of Netflix’s workforce, which stood at more than 11,000 people at the end of 2021. The news comes after Variety reported on Monday that the company, which already slashed 150 positions across its organization last month, would be making another comparable round of cuts by the end of this week. Thursday’s staff reductions impact numerous different teams located mostly in the U.S., according to the company.

Netflix has seen its stock price plummet 70% this year—thanks in no small part to a disastrous first-quarter earnings report which revealed that it lost 200,000 subscribers during the period and expects to lose another 2 million in the current second quarter. The streamer has blamed heightened competition, password sharing and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine among the headwinds facing its business.

On Netflix’s quarterly earnings call in April, CFO Spencer Neumann said that the company would look to “protect our operating margins” over the next two years by “pulling back on some of our spend growth across both content and non-content spend.” Netflix began cutting costs a few weeks later—laying off about 25 people in its marketing division, including at its editorial website Tudum.

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