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Twitch layoffs around two dozen employees in department readjustments

Twitch layoffs around two dozen employees in department readjustments

Amazon-owned Twitch continues to roll out features and experience new heights, but according to a report from Polygon, the streaming company has laid off around 25 employees. In a statement, the company said that it “conducted team adjustments in some departments,” but added that it still plans to increase headcount by 30 percent this year.

Some of the people that are leaving include well-known names in the Twitch community like VP of community Justin Wong and director of content marketing Ben “Fishstix” Goldhaber.

Twitch:

Coming off the record-setting numbers shared in our 2017 Retrospective, Twitch is continuing to grow and advance with success stories from Overwatch League to Fortnite's milestone-setting streams. In order to maintain this momentum, we have an aggressive growth strategy for 2018 with plans to increase our headcount by approximately 30%. While we've conducted team adjustments in some departments, our focus is on prioritizing areas most important for the community.

Hamza Khalid

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