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TikTok Reportedly Laid Off a 'Large Percentage' of Employees as the App's Fate in the U.S. Remains Unclear Laid-off TikTok employees were notified Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

By Emily Rella

As the fate of TikTok in the U.S. remains uncertain, the company is undergoing mass restructuring, including a round of layoffs, set to affect employees globally.

Per CNN, the social media app will lay off employees in the support, communications, content, and marketing sectors.

The new, streamlined organizational structure disbands the global user operations team, per the report. Some remaining employees will be moved to other departments.

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Affected employees were reportedly told of the impending layoffs in an internal memo Tuesday night sent by TikTok's head of operations Adam Presser, and Zenia Mucha, the company's chief brand and communications officer.

The number of employees affected has not yet been revealed, though The Information reported that a "large percentage" could be let go.

A spokesperson for TikTok confirmed to the Associated Press earlier this year that the company had laid off roughly 60 workers in its advertising and sales department.

Related: TikTok is Getting Banned. What are the Alternatives?

The social media app has over 150 million users in the U.S.

TikTok did not immediately respond to Entrepreneur's request for comment.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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