Sina science and technology news Beijing time January 26 morning news, it is reported that Tencent major shareholders, Dutch technology investment company Prosus and its South African parent Naspers will be in the company's office proportion of up to 30% layoffs.
That adds to the list of tech companies that have been slashing jobs recently. The announcement comes on the heels of 12,000 job cuts announced last week by Alphabet, Google's parent company
"We will adapt to changes in the macro environment. We have been working for some time to improve our cost structure, "a Prosus spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday." As we focus on specific areas and reduce costs, we are today announcing some job cuts."
Prosus and Naspers have 15 offices around the world, with the two largest in Johannesburg and Amsterdam.
Prosus and Naspers employ 30, 000 people a month worldwide, but most are employed by the companies they invest in. The spokesman said it could not provide a total number of staff in its global offices.
Prosus owns and operates some of its portfolio businesses, including iFood, a Brazilian food delivery giant, and OLX, an online classifieds marketplace.
It also has minority stakes in dozens of companies, including Delivery Hero.
People familiar with the matter said the companies were making their own personnel decisions based on different time frames.
There is no timetable for the job cuts.