The music and podcast streaming platform Spotify announces one staff reduction of “around 17%”, or around 1,500 people, in order to reduce costs in a context of slowing economic growth. In the third quarter, the group achieved an operating profit thanks to a 26% increase in its active users, and a net profit of 65 million euros.
“I am aware that for many a reduction of this magnitude may seem surprising, given the recent positive earnings report and our performance,” chief executive Daniel Ek wrote in a letter to employees seen by AFP.
The layoffs should allow us to “align Spotify with our future goals and (to) ensure that we are adequately sized for the challenges ahead,” the manager explained in the letter.
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