Hulu Fires 200 Employees as Disney Cuts

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The streaming behemoth of the United States Hulu is reportedly downsizing its Beijing R&D center, laying off around 200 people, accounting for roughly 90% of the facility’s workforce.

Surprisingly, Hulu’s streaming service is not available to Chinese consumers; the company established the Beijing location in 2007, one year before the platform began streaming in the US market.

Employees at the Beijing facility worked on online video playback software as well as advertising and content recommendation algorithms. Prior to the reported downsizing, which was first reported by the 21st Century Business Herald, a daily Chinese newspaper, the location was the second-largest R&D facility after the headquarters in the United States.

is reportedly downsizing its Beijing R&D center, laying off around 200 people, accounting for roughly 90% of the facility’s workforce.

Surprisingly, Hulu’s streaming service is not available to Chinese consumers; the company established the Beijing location in 2007, one year before the platform began streaming in the US market.

Employees at the Beijing facility worked on online video playback software as well as advertising and content recommendation algorithms. Prior to the reported downsizing, which was first reported by the 21st Century Business Herald, a daily Chinese newspaper, the location was the second-largest R&D facility after the headquarters in the United States.

This news comes as tech companies across the United States, from Meta Platforms to Microsoft to Electronic Arts to Amazon, have been laying off employees. This concerning turn of events is causing unrest among employed Americans, and downsizing is expected to continue well into 2023.

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