Left-wing media company Vox plans to lay off 7% of employees as other companies in the sector implement similar measures.
Vox CEO Jim Bankoff said in a note to staff members obtained by Axios that several teams across the company’s revenue, editorial, and operations departments will be impacted by the dismissals.
The company, which executed two less severe layoffs last year, currently employs some 1,900 people, indicating that roughly 130 could lose their jobs.
The Vox Media Union announced that some of its members were affected by the dismissals. “We’re furious at the way the company has approached these layoffs, and are currently discussing how to best serve those who just lost their jobs,” the group said on social media.