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GoDaddy Lays Off Over 500 Employees Citing 'Challenging Macroeconomic Conditions

GoDaddy, a well-known domain registrar and web hosting company, recently announced that it will be laying off over 500 employees worldwide due to "increasingly challenging macroeconomic conditions". The move, which affects about 8% of the company's global team, was communicated via email by CEO Aman Bhutani on February 8. The impacted employees, mostly based in the US, are from multiple levels and every division of the company.

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Bhutani stated that the layoffs are also part of the company's efforts to integrate three brands, Media Temple, Main Street Hub, and 123 Reg, into GoDaddy. The laid off employees will be offered a transition package in line with local norms. In the US, former employees will receive 12 weeks of paid administrative leave with continued core benefits coverage, eligibility for two additional weeks of severance per year worked (with a minimum of four weeks), extended healthcare benefits, and outplacement and immigration support.

GoDaddy is not the only company affected by the recent wave of layoffs. Major corporations such as Zoom, Boeing, and Dell Technologies have also announced workforce reduction and cost-cutting measures in recent months.

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In another recent development, SoftBank Group Corp's chip technology firm Arm Ltd's China joint venture has laid off 90-95 employees to cope with a challenging business outlook. The layoffs come as SoftBank prepares for a public listing for Arm later this year, with most of the affected employees being engineers in research and development.

These layoffs are a clear indication of the adverse impact that the ongoing economic conditions are having on businesses and employees alike. It remains to be seen how companies and employees will navigate these uncertain times and overcome the challenges posed by the current macroeconomic environment.

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