Mozilla lays off 250, says pandemic ‘significantly impacted revenue’
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, on Tuesday began cutting about 25% of its global workforce, saying that the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on economies “significantly impacted our revenue.”
The organization will also go through a restructuring that will reduce some current efforts – developer tools was one example cited – and create a new products group outside of the one responsible for Firefox.
“Our pre-COVID plan is no longer workable,” Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corp., the for-profit firm that manages Firefox, and the chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, wrote in an email to employees. “We have talked about the need for change – including the likelihood of layoffs – since the spring. Today these changes become real.”