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Yahoo may cut 'thousands' of jobs

CEO Scott Thompson reportedly prepping major restructuring which will include "thousands" of layoffs. Yahoo declines comment, says leadership team in process of making "strategic change".

March 5, 2012 by

Reports: 650-700 layoffs expected at Yahoo today

There won't be much holiday cheer at Yahoo today, if reports about a round of layoffs are true.Word is that anywhere from 650 to 700 people will lose their jobs today, mostly in the product groups headed by Blake Irving, a former Microsoft exec brought in by CEO Carol Bartz in April as part of a massive turnaround effort for the company.

December 13, 2010 by

Yahoo's leaky layoffs: Blow by blow

As most of the free world knows Yahoo layoffs begin today and they will happen live due to the number of employees involved, Twitter and tips that are filtering through numerous blogs.On the one hand Yahoo's layoffs are newsworthy, but is the company's restructuring all that different than any other company?

December 9, 2008 by

No surprise. Yahoo expected to announce layoffs

Word leaked out over the weekend that Yahoo is planning layoffs when it reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday afternoon. The exact number of jobs affected is unknown, thought sources told the San Jose Mercury News and Wall Street Journal that it would likely be more than 1,000.

October 19, 2008 by

Yahoo layoffs: 'The ultimate poison pill'?

Like RSS pioneer Dave Winer, I wonder what Microsoft thinks of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang's choice of layoffs? He sure picked some high-profile, strategic folks who Microsoft would, no doubt, love to have added to its ranks as part of its planned Yahoo acquisition.

February 13, 2008 by

Everyone has advice for Yahoo

With impending layoffs of some unknown number (from hundreds to thousands) this month and a refocusing of the company's strategy, the blogosphere is full of speculation and advice. At GigaOm Sramana Mitra wrote that Yahoo needs to monetize its half a billion users better and should go on an acquisition binge to strengthen is positions in key verticals, such as news, sports, finance, jobs and photo sharing.

January 21, 2008 by

Yahoo going on a diet?

The blogosphere is busy with rumors of Yahoo laying off up to 20 percent of its workforce (Techmeme), which numbers about 12,000.Silicon Alley Insider reported from a source that the potential layoffs are tied in part to Yahoo's stock performance:The "list" is reportedly the product of a Q4 project in which all group heads were asked to look at redundancies and create their own lists of potential cuts.

January 20, 2008 by

Yahoo trims sales staff

Yahoo has confirmed that it laid off about 5 percent of its sales force as part of an effort to streamline that unit's functions. The layoffs totaled less than 15 employees from Yahoo's sales offices across the United States.

September 6, 2002 by

Details expected onYahoo restructuring, layoffs

Yahoo Chief Executive Terry Semel is expected to lay out his long-delayed turnaround strategy at the company's annual analysts day Thursday, providing details about restructuring and a new round of layoffs, according to sources close to the company. Staff cuts were announced at Yahoo's third-quarter earnings call last month, but the exact number has not been made public.

November 14, 2001 by

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