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Yahoo layoffs to begin next week: Report

Reuters
Mar 31, 2012 at 11:21am IST

San Francisco: Yahoo Inc will begin layoffs of thousands of employees next week and will announce a plan to restructure the company the week after that, according to a media report.

Yahoo declined to comment.

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The layoffs, which will not take place all at once, will mostly affect Yahoo's product, research and marketing groups, according to the report in the blog AllThingsD, which cited anonymous sources.

Yahoo layoffs to begin next week: Report

The layoffs will mostly affect Yahoo's product, research and marketing groups.

Under a plan still being finalised, Yahoo would reorganize its business to create a global media division, while product development would move to decentralised units. The company is figuring out the future of its advertising technology business, as well as its search business, according to the report.

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The layoffs and reorganisation would mark the most significant moves by new Chief Executive Scott Thompson, the former PayPal president who took the top job at Yahoo in January.

Yahoo, which ended 2011 with roughly 14,000 employees, has seen its revenue decline amid competition from Web rivals Google Inc and Facebook.

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