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December 4, 2015

Rdio layoffs affect more than 100 employees, Pandora extends job offers to some

by John_A


Upon being acquired by Pandora, Rdio admitted it would be shutting down and turning away subscribers. The future of Rdio’s team, which is allegedly between 140-180, was largely unknown as Pandora’s focus for the deal was on technology and not people; however, Pandora did state that “many” people from Rdio would be offered jobs. A recent WARN Report published by California’s Employment Development Department shows that Rdio laid off 123 people in San Francisco.

Rdio informed the state of the layoffs on November 18, two days after Pandora announced the acquisition. Affected employees will be relieved of their roles by December 31.

UPDATE (3:00PM ET): A spokesperson on behalf of Rdio gave Talk Android this statement:

“As is required by law, Rdio issued WARN notices of layoffs to all 123 employees in the United States. Pandora has announced plans to hire approximately 100 of our employees after the bankruptcy court approves the transaction and the deal closes, which means the majority of Rdio employees will continue having jobs.”

So, yes, a good amount of people from Rdio will have the opportunity to continue working with ease. Others, though, will have to search elsewhere for a new job.

Source: EDD (PDF)
Via: VentureBeat

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