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Expedia Will Cut 3,000 Jobs to Simplify ‘Bloated’ Business

  • Online travel giant’s plan will eliminate 12% of the workforce
  • Expedia halts projects, reduces contractors in new strategy

Expedia Group Inc. said it’s cutting thousands of jobs, striving to simplify the “bloated organization” and return the online travel giant to more disciplined growth.

The staff reductions will affect about 3,000 employees, including 500 people in Expedia’s Seattle-based headquarters, said Josh deBerge, a company spokesman. The workers will begin to be notified this week. Expedia didn’t tie the job cuts to effects of the coronavirus, which executives earlier this month said added “uncertainty” to the company’s profit outlook.