Snap cuts nearly 500 jobs in California, more than 80 in Bay Area

Snap cuts nearly 500 jobs in California, more than 80 in Bay Area

PALO ALTO — Snap has decided to cut nearly 500 jobs in California, including dozens of layoffs in the Bay Area, in a brutal round of cost-cutting that was heralded by a series of setbacks in financial results for the Snapchat owner.

In a series of official announcements posted to state labor officials, Snap revealed it has cut 485 jobs in California, including 84 in the Bay Area, formal WARN filings revealed.

The camera and social media company has slashed 44 jobs in Palo Alto and 40 jobs in San Francisco, according to official company filings with the state’s Employment Development Department.

An estimated 401 jobs have been cut in Snap’s Santa Monica offices, the EDD filing shows.

“We have notified employees of imminent layoffs at Snap Inc.’s Palo Alto location at 395 Page Mill Road, third floor,” Scott Withycombe, vice president of Talent at Snap, wrote in the WARN notice to the EDD.

Palo Alto’s message, aside from the number of workers affected, was similar to the WARN letters sent to the EDD regarding the cutbacks in Santa Monica and San Francisco.

Snap, owner of the popular Snapchat platform, said the layoffs in all three cases would not affect everyone in the three respective locations.

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