According to Gazeta.ru, citing a report from the Vedomosti publication, the Aliexpress Russia marketplace has begun laying off workers from “irrelevant” departments. At the moment, the company has reduced about 40% of the current staff, and layoffs began a month ago. First of all, they affected the departments responsible for the company’s own purchases, which, due to the sanctions imposed on Russia, have become irrelevant.
Although Aliexpress Russia declined to comment on the situation, Vedomosti was confirmed by several employees who had already been laid off.
The publication also noted that Aliexpress Russia is not the only player on the market whose composition has changed after February 24. In April, Ozon said about the “optimization of projects”, within which employees were reduced.