Skyscanner launches talent directory after laying off 300 employees

🌎 Edinburgh ∙ 👩 300 employees (20%) ∙ 🖥 Multiple departments

Skyscanner, a flight comparison website based in Scotland, laid off 300 employees (20%) globally last month. The company recently launched an official talent directory featuring a couple dozen of its former employees (see link 👇).

In conjunction with its layoff, Skyscanner plans to close or scale back many of its global offices outside the U.K. The company’s revenues “have been hit significantly,” and it expects a full recovery to be “several quarters or possibly years away” due to the pandemic’s disruption on travel.

Skyscanner is owned by Ctrip, the largest online travel agency in China, which acquired the startup in 2016 for $1.75 billion.

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