Wish Lays off 17% Workforce – 150 Employees

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San Francisco, CA – Wish.com, a leading e-commerce platform, is reportedly laid off 17% of its workforce impacting 150 Employees. Wish’s parent ContextLogic has confirmed these layoffs.

The company has been facing challenges lately, and its stock price has dropped significantly in recent months. This has led to speculation that the company may be struggling financially and that layoffs were imminent.

The layoffs would be a significant blow to Wish.com’s workforce, which has grown rapidly in recent years. The company is known for its innovative e-commerce platform and has attracted millions of users around the world.

The news of the possible layoffs has also raised questions about the future of the e-commerce industry. Wish.com’s financial struggles suggest that the industry may be facing headwinds and that other companies may also be forced to cut back on their workforce.

Email sent to the employees from Joe Yan – Announcing the Layoffs

Exhibit 99.1
TO: [email protected]
FROM: Joe Yan
TIME: 6:00 AM PT / 9:00 AM ET
DATE: Jan 31, 2023
RE: Restructuring Wish

I have some difficult news. Today we will have up to 150 team members leave Wish. Some employees will be leaving as a part of our annual review process, and others will be leaving as we look to reduce costs in non-business critical areas.

We’ve worked tirelessly to prevent this from happening. But, at the same time, we’re determined to do what is necessary to create a sustainable and secure future for Wish—even during times of economic uncertainty.

Like many other companies, the extraordinary economic circumstances of the past few years have had a significant impact on our business. To create a more recession-proof company, we must closely watch our spending and continue to drive operational efficiency. This will lead to more sustainable growth and profitability. Our 2023 top-level initiatives reflect this strategy, and today we have to restructure to sharpen our focus during our turnaround

If this change directly impacts you, we will do our best to support you. We have prepared separation packages and access to additional services to help you find the next step in your career as soon as possible. We are grateful for everything you’ve done at Wish.

If you can, focus on supporting one another. For many of us, helping during a transition like this can be helpful and meaningful. If you see a chance to make someone’s day a little easier or a little better, do it. The more we help each other, the more successful we will be, regardless of where we work.

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