TikTok plans to lay off employees in global operations, marketing: reports

Large percentage of employees in global user operations team to be hit

TikTok plans to lay off employees in global operations, marketing: reports

TikTok is planning to lay off members of its workforce as it seeks to disband its current global user operations team, according to reports.

The team handles user support and user communications, according to The Information, which first reported on the layoffs.

A "large percentage of the roughly 1,000" people working in TikTok's global user operations, as well as those in content and marketing will be affected.

Employees who will remain in the team will be distributed to TikTok's other teams, such as trust and safety, marketing, as well as content and product teams, according to the report.

Layoffs delayed after earlier turnover

CNN reported that Adam Presser, head of operations, and Zenia Mucha, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, sent a message to the teams that will be affected by the layoffs.

According to CNN's report, which cited TikTok staff briefed on the plans, the layoff has long been in the works at the social media platform but was delayed after turnovers in some of its teams.

The layoffs are also not related to the legal issues faced by TikTok in the United States, which could potentially end with the platform being banned in the country.

If the planned layoffs take place, TikTok joins a growing list of employers retrenching staff worldwide, including Indeed, Tesla, Citigroup, among others.

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