As the coronavirus continues to ravage the globe, companies are turning to furloughs and layoffs to save money where they can. Even companies that have been able to change and innovate to keep up with dwindling demand are beginning to see the struggles of COVID-19.
Now former employees of Matterport have gone to LinkedIn to announce that the company has been quietly laying off its workforce. Some 90 employees have been let go even though the company seems to be benefiting from the pandemic.
One post said:
“I had the privilege to work at Matterport for 4 years and unfortunately my time has come to an end due to Covid-19 circumstances.”
“I had the amazing opportunity to work at Matterport for the last 3+ years and unfortunately, had to say goodbye to the colleagues and team that grew to love each other and work towards a common goal. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am now searching for new opportunities and looking forward to starting the next chapter in my career."
It seems that even with the success of its camera sales as property portals turn to virtual tours to answer the issues that arise from quarantine orders, Matterport isn’t completely immune to the struggles of COVID-19.