TikTok is starting to lay off employees worldwide as part of reorganization efforts. This is what company says
New Delhi: Chinese short video maker app TikTok has begun laying off workers around the world as part of “a much larger reorganization effort”. Owned by ByteDance and banned in India for the past two years, TikTok has created a significant user base, with over 1 billion monthly active users with thousands of employees worldwide. Also Read – TikTok introduces maturity ratings, content filters for videos
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“I found out today that my role is being eliminated in a much larger reorganization effort,” he wrote.
“I was the very first employee outside of China, in my product and engineering organization, tasked with building the entire international product management team from scratch and leading the development of engineering offices in San Francisco and Singapore,” he added. up.
According to the report, some British workers have been warned that job losses will occur in a number of departments within TikTok.
“When US-based employees started working hours later, some were told their role was being lifted,” the report said.
The TikTok layoffs come as the company gains more control over the alleged sharing of US users’ data with the Chinese government, which the company has denied.
The restructuring includes layoffs and the closing of some vacant positions and will impact TikTok’s operations in the US, EU and UK.