Compass (NYSE:COMP) layoffs are a hot topic among traders on Friday as the real estate firm further reduces its headcount.
According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Compass layoffs are part of the company’s cost reduction initiatives. The company is seeking to reduce costs to deal with the current macroeconomic environment.
Compass notes in that filing that it expects to suffer charges ranging from $10 million to $12 million due to the layoffs. That includes severance and other termination benefits and will be recorded in its Q1 2023 earnings report.
The goal of these layoffs is to reduce Compass’ annualized non-GAAP operating expense level to between $850 million and $950 million. Doing so should allow the company to report positive free cash flow for 2023.
Compass Layoffs Started in 2022
Over the course of the last year, Compass has laid off employees three times when counting today’s news. It first dropped 450 corporate employees back in June 2022. Following that, another 750 people lost their jobs in October of that year.
Compass is far from the only tech company announcing layoffs lately. Several others have also been cutting workers in an effort to reduce costs in 2023. This comes as inflation, as well as a recession, weighs on companies and consumers.
COMP stock is up 1.7% as of Friday morning.
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