Trouble in the biggest bodybuilding website?
It’s been reported that Bodybuilding.com laid off about 15 percent of their employees Thursday morning – according to KTVB. Director of Offline Marketing Keith Sivera has confirmed that about 90 people were laid off Thursday. At this point it has not been stated whether or not there will be further layoffs.
Here’s bodybuilding.com’s official statement:
“Today Bodybuilding.com announced an organizational downsizing,” the statement read. “The change is part of an ongoing planned restructure designed to strengthen Bodybuiling.com’s core business and reach a wider set of customers.”
Mike Caughey, who worked in legal compliance spoke with KTVB about the emotional state of these sudden layoffs:
“Some people were crying, and some people that didn’t get laid off were crying because they will miss other people, but I’m not angry at all,” he said. “It’s just one of those things that happens in the business world.”
While this is a very shocking and painful time for those who were laid off – there are reports that many were very happy to work there. As many of you already know, bodybuilding.com is one of the biggest premiere websites for all things related to bodybuilding and fitness. They first launched in 1999 and still remain a top tier source for workout and nutrition information.
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