Mozilla is laying off around 250 employees as part of significant restructuring

Ruben Fields
August 15, 2020

Mozilla and chief executive Mitchell Baker announced that it would cease operations in Taipei, Taiwan, and begin notifying affected employees in other countries. Sadly, the modifications additionally embrace a big discount in our workforce by roughly 250 individuals.

"We are also restructuring to put a crisper focus on new product development and go to market activities", writes Baker.

This included Mozilla's Incident/Threat management team, which will not make Firefox users feel more secure about their data held by Mozilla, and most of the Mozilla Developer Network staff. "This can be a humbling recognition of the realities we face, and what's wanted to beat them".

"We'll experiment extra", Baker writes. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the company revenue has fallen down and I guess it had no contingency plans to cope with such situations.

Baker said that before the pandemic, the organisation was already planning "a great deal of change", but the "economic conditions resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted our revenue". Our pre-COVID plan is no longer workable. Though we've been talking openly with our employees about the need for change - including the likelihood of layoffs - since the spring, it was no easier today when these changes became real.

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Mozilla's Firefox web web web browser is utilized on around 8 percent of desktops around the world according to information from StatCounter and Net Applications.

Mozilla promises that its smaller organization will be able to act more "quickly and nimbly" and that it will work more closely with partners that share its goal of an open web ecosystem.

Despite all of this, Mozilla is still intent on building a better browser and ultimately making the internet a better place.

"Mozilla exists so the internet can help the world collectively meet the range of challenges a moment like this presents".

Going forward, it seems that Mozilla will be exploring alternative funding sources, including the deployment of paid-for services.

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