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Byju’s-owned WhiteHat Jr lays off 280-300 employees

Sources have also told Moneycontrol that employees from the sales and marketing team are largely impacted by this round of layoffs.

June 28, 2022 / 08:09 PM IST
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WhiteHat Jr, owned by Byju's, has laid off 280-300 employees, after over 800 employees tendered in their resignations in May, according to sources in the know. This comes at the back of mass layoffs, restructuring, and shutdowns in the edtech sector.

Sources have also told Moneycontrol that employees from the sales and marketing team are largely impacted by this round of layoffs. Another source, requesting anonymity, said that these layoffs have taken place both in India and other geographies where the company operates.

Inc42 was the first to report the layoffs.

The company spokesperson has also shared an official statement confirming the range of layoffs. The statement said, “WhiteHat Jr is focused on providing quality education to young students while continuing to build a strong business. To realign with our business priorities, we are optimizing our team to accelerate results and best position the business for long-term growth. WhiteHat Jr continues to put students first and invest in building a high-quality teacher’s network.”

Earlier in May, about 800 employees from Byju’s-owned Whitehat Junior, too, resigned as they were asked to move to different cities immediately. Employees complained that Whitehat Junior was looking to cut costs and hence had asked employees to relocate without any prior intimation, which led to many resigning.

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(This is a developing story and will be updated soon)
Mansi Verma
Nikhil Patwardhan
first published: Jun 28, 2022 08:09 pm
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