News: Grammarly implements 230 layoffs amid strategic changes

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Grammarly implements 230 layoffs amid strategic changes

In Ukraine about 37 workers are anticipated to face layoffs. The company has pledged to provide support to impacted employees throughout this period of transition.
Grammarly implements 230 layoffs amid strategic changes

Grammarly, the widely used AI-driven writing tool, is implementing layoffs affecting 230 employees as part of a restructuring effort, with 82 of those impacted in the United States. 

The Ukraine-originated company, specialising in writing assistance and learning tools, stated that the workforce reductions are deemed essential in preparing for an AI-centric future. According to a state filing cited by the San Francisco Chronicle, the layoffs targeted key positions including the head of brand design, head of human insights, and 17 software engineers. 

Additionally, approximately 37 workers are expected to be laid off in Ukraine, where the company was originally founded in 2009. The company announced its commitment to supporting affected employees during this transition period. 

Specifically, each team member from Ukraine will receive compensation for six months, along with additional benefits covering health insurance and career coaching. Furthermore, sacked employees will be permitted to retain laptops and other equipment provided by the company. 

According to reports, the company undertook an analysis of its organisational structure and the current skill sets of its team, while also outlining its future strategy. Grammarly is renowned for its comprehensive review of English texts, covering spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and error detection. 

Additionally, it offers plagiarism detection and suggests replacements for identified errors. With offices in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York City, Vancouver, and Berlin, Grammarly operates across multiple locations to serve its global user base.

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