Seattle-based travel giant Expedia Group made an undisclosed number of layoffs. The company confirmed the cuts to GeekWire.
“We are continuing to simplify and reprioritize resources across the company to meet our business and traveler needs,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “These are strategic actions, and we are not having mass reductions. When making these decisions, we always strive to handle them respectfully.”
One affected worker called it an “unexpected layoff” in a LinkedIn post. “Unfortunately this was the case for everyone in my organization and my team,” wrote Gowthamraman Subbaraman, a product manager.
After cutting 3,000 jobs when the pandemic hit, Expedia has bounced back as travel demand returns. The company reported full-year revenue of $11.6 billion in 2022, 36% year-over-year increase, and adjusted net income was up more than 300% to $1.07 billion.
Expedia has spent the past few years restructuring its business and unifying its behind-the-scenes technologies.
As of Dec. 31, Expedia had 16,500 employees across 50 countries. More than a half of its headcount is represented by technology roles.
Expedia last year announced a new technology platform to provide the underlying online infrastructure for other companies to build their own travel businesses.