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Modcloth has announced another big round of layoffs, this time affecting staff members on the engineering, creative, product, producer, and social teams. According to TechCrunch, around 40 or 50 employees are being let go, mostly within the San Francisco team. Modcloth's blogging team was cut (but the blog will still live for now) along with copywriters and the company's creative director.
Some of the employees being let go were asked to leave immediately, while others will stay on until after the holiday season. TechCrunch notes that when the first round of layoffs was announced in July, Modcloth told its employees how many were being let go but this time an exact number was not given. "While our company is still growing faster than the industry as a whole, we have been impacted by the broader downturn affecting the retail sector," ModCloth told TechCrunch. "As a start-up, it is in our DNA to remain nimble and these cuts will allow us to return to profitability."
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