Snap Inc., the developer of Snapchat, has around 3000 employees. It's had a couple of small layoffs in the past, but with growth slowing for its messaging app, it's planning to cut about 10 percent of its engineers or about 100 people, according to financial news network Cheddar and The Wall Street Journal. Those numbers translate into the biggest layoff in Snap's short history.
Recently, Cheddar reported that Snap was working on took a $40 million loss on unsold inventory.of its Snapchat webcam-powered Spectacles. The first version, after much hype, turned out to be a bust, and the company
Snap went public in 2017 and has been on a hiring spree since 2016, "often adding about 300 people a month," according to the Wall Street Journal, quoting figures cited by Snap executives on a fourth-quarter earnings call. On that call CEO Evan Spiegel said he expected the company to "moderate its hiring" but didn't say anything about layoffs.
In the year since it went public Snap hasor show a profit, but in February it posted , leading to a boost in its stock price.