Mozilla Corporation is laying off 250 people, about a quarter of its workforce, explaining that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly lowered revenue. Mozilla previously had about 1,000 employees.
The Firefox maker’s CEO, Mitchell Baker, announced the job cuts yesterday, writing that “economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted our revenue. As a result, our pre-COVID plan was no longer workable.”
In a memo sent to employees, Baker said the 250 job cuts include “closing our current operations in Taipei, Taiwan.” The layoffs will reduce Mozilla’s workforce in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Another 60 people will be reassigned to different teams.