Discord is yet another company to initiate mass layoffs

2024 unfortunately continues to tell the story of a precarious state of the entertainment and technology industry, with Discord having just announced plans to lay off 17% of its staff.\r\nThe well-known messaging and voice chat platform has grown tremendously in recent years, also due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic which has given people all over the world the need to have a platform to communicate.\r\nDiscord is mainly used by gamers and communities but, over the years, it has also It has become a useful platform for keeping work teams of various types in contact.\r\nThe growth in question was named as one of the causes that led to the layoffs, as reported by The Verge.\r\nThe 17% layoff of personnel was defined by CEO Jason Citron as a move to «sharpen our focus and improve the way we work together to bring more agility to our organization.»\r\nThe decision was communicated to employees in a collective meeting and in an internal note. Despite the layoffs that will affect 170 people in various departments, however, Discord says it has no financial problems.\r\nCitron said that Discord has increased its number of employees too quickly in recent years, which is why it decided to start layoffs:\r\n\r\n«We have grown rapidly and expanded our workforce even faster, increasing 5 times compared to 2020. As a result, we have taken on more projects and have become less efficient in the way in which we operated.”\r\n\r\nThese are the most numerous layoffs that Discord has ever implemented since the company was born and, given the trend of these first days of the year, they will not be the last we will see .\r\nIn the first days of 2024 there will already be many layoffs employed within the world of technology, over 2 thousand to be precise.

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