March 30, 2018 / 9:47 PM / 6 months ago

REFILE-Snapchat parent cuts 7 percent of its global workforce in March

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March 30 (Reuters) - Snap Inc on Friday said it cut 7 percent of its global workforce in March, as disclosed by it in a regulatory filing here

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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