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Audio App Clubhouse Lays Off Staff as Strategy Shifts

The company moves away from categories like news, sports

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Clubhouse, the social audio app that became a big hit during the early days of the pandemic, laid off multiple employees this week, according to people familiar with the reductions. The layoffs are part of a broader restructuring and rethinking of the audio app’s strategy.

Some employees chose to leave on their own as the company cuts back some of the programming areas it had focused on before, such as sports, news and international, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions were private.  

“A handful of roles were eliminated as part of streamlining our team, and a few individuals decided to pursue new opportunities,” a spokesperson for Clubhouse said in an emailed statement. “We are continuing to recruit for many roles across engineering, product and design.”