March 30, 2018 / 10:12 PM / a month ago

Snapchat parent cuts 7 percent of its global workforce in March

(Reuters) - Snap Inc (SNAP.N) on Friday said it cut 7 percent of its global workforce in March, as disclosed by it in a regulatory filing here.

A woman stands in front of the logo of Snap Inc. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) while waiting for Snap Inc. to post their IPO, in New York City, NY, U.S. March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The social media company said it would incur about $10 million of cash expenditure due to severance costs to be reflected in the current quarter ending March 31.

As a result of the layoffs, primarily in its engineering and sales teams, the company said it sees savings of about $25 million in 2018.

The company had said it had 3,069 employees as of Dec. 31, 2017, according to its annual filing bit.ly/2pScNbz.

The Snapchat parent has been under pressure from investors to reduce costs after revenue fell short of analyst expectations during Snap’s first year as a publicly traded company.

Earlier this month, a company memo had shown that the company would cut just over 120 engineers and reorganize its engineering team, Reuters reported.

The Southern California-based company said the workforce reduction “is to align resources around our top strategic priorities and to reflect structural changes in our business.”

    Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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