Note-taking company Evernote has laid off most of its employees in the United States, Chile, and The company announced yesterday. And now its Italian parent company, Bending Spoons, is moving most of Evernote’s operations to Europe.
The company says the aim of the move is to “enhance operational efficiencies and make the most of Bending Spoons’ employer brand, which is very strong in Europe.”
Bending Spoons acquired Evernote in November last year, and at the time, Evernote’s CEO was quoted as saying the deal would help the company build new features, using “proven application expertise and a wide range of proprietary technologies.” The company previously laid off 129 workers in February, a Bending Spoons representative said technology crisis At the time the unprofitable nature of the company was “unsustainable in the long run”.
Evernote said in its announcement yesterday that its employees were told on July 5th that layoffs would occur, and it offered employees 16 weeks of severance, a performance bonus, and up to a year’s worth of health insurance coverage.
We’ve reached out to both Evernote and Bending Spoons for comment.
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