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Spotify Announces Hiring Slowdown, But Will Boost Headcount

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Spotify Announces Hiring Slowdown, But Will Boost Headcount

Spotify is the most recent tech firm to announce a hiring slowdown. Nonetheless, the streaming large intends to nonetheless add to its total headcount by the tip of the 12 months.

In an e-mail to staff, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek mentioned he meant to “gradual that tempo [of hiring] and be a bit extra prudent with absolutely the stage of latest hires over the subsequent few quarters.” (Hat tip to Crunchbase for reproducing that e-mail.)

Spotify joins Coinbase, Microsoft, Uber, Netflix, and different tech corporations in both slowing or freezing hiring. However in response to a Crunchbase evaluation, it’s late-stage startups which have absorbed the most important blows when it comes to current slowdowns and layoffs, for a few easy causes. First, these startups tend to burn rapidly via capital, and infrequently haven’t begun to provide substantial revenues; thus, they’re extra delicate to financial situations. Second, their hiring strikes are sometimes achieved preemptively, permitting the corporate to retain additional cash for no matter lies forward.

All through the U.S., although, demand for technologists stays excessive. Employers posted some 623,627 tech positions in Could, representing a year-over-year improve of 52 p.c; unemployment price for tech occupations hit 2.1 p.c, a slight uptick from earlier months. Firms in all industries nonetheless want every kind of technologists to maintain their operations working.

And as Ek talked about in his e-mail, Spotify continues to rent. Software program engineers at Spotify could make beneficiant salaries, in response to a crowdsourced breakdown from ranges.fyi (and sure, crowdsourcing isn’t at all times essentially the most scientific manner of figuring out salaries; nonetheless, because the ranges introduced on ranges.fyi are likely to correspond with different sources, we’re inclined to belief them). For instance, entry-level engineers could make $131,875 in annual wage, mixed with $22,312 in inventory and $2,812 in bonuses. By the point they ascend to the workers engineer stage, they’ll make $235,533 in wage, $69,600 in inventory, and a $4,200 bonus (if no more).

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