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Klarna fired more than 560 people, including the five who were working in Lisbon - Tecnologias

Klarna fired more than 560 people, including the five who were working in Lisbon – Tecnologias

Sebastian Simyatkowski, CEO of Klarna, announced more than 565 layoffs at the company and published a file existing With the name of all of them in Mail From Linkedin. This post comes after Klarna revealed last week that it will cut about 10% of jobs globally due to rising costs.

The CEO of the company based in Lisbon wrote on the social network that the publication was made with mixed feelings, because it reflected not only the quality of the people who worked in the company, but also a very difficult decision to make.

The names on the list announced this Tuesday were optional and the list was created by an operative who will continue to serve at the company.

Klarna, which launched installment payment services in Portugal half a year ago, had planned to open a technology “hub” about a month ago.

In an interview with BusinessHey The company’s chief technology officer, Yaron Shaer, announced that they will be 500 people have been hired, but five are now laid off – four in talent acquisition and one in engineering.

At the end of 2021, Klarna had 4,789 full-time employees. In the first three months of this year, Swedish fintech posted losses of SEK 2.54 billion (€241.8 million at current exchange rates), a figure more than triple the losses of SEK 796 million (€75.8 million) in the first quarter. from 2021.

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