Mozilla to lay off 250 staff, close Taipei office due to COVID-19

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/12/2020
By: Jeffrey Wu and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Mozilla, the developer of free web browser Firefox, plans to lay off approximately 250 workers, about a quarter of its workforce, and close its Taipei office as part of a corporate restructuring caused by the long-term impact of COVID-19.

The company had a restructuring plan in place for 2020 even before the COVID-19 pandemic, including investing in innovation and creating new products, Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker wrote in a blog post and in an internal message to the company's employees Tuesday (U.S. time).

But "economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted our revenue. As a result, our pre-COVID-19 plan was no longer workable," Baker said.

Baker's message also cited the organization's need to adapt its finances to a post-COVID-19 world and put more focus on financially viable products.    [FULL  STORY]

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