AI-based writing assistant Grammarly to lay off 230 employees

February 8, 2024
Popular AI-based writing assistant Grammarly is laying off 230 workers as part of restructuring and 82 of the affected workforce are in the US.

San Francisco, Feb 8 (IANS) Popular AI-based writing assistant Grammarly is laying off 230 workers as part of restructuring and 82 of the affected workforce are in the US.

The Ukraine-founded writing assistance and learning company said the job cuts were “necessary to prepare for an AI-focused future”.

The layoffs affected the head of brand design, head of human insights and 17 software engineers, according to a state filing, reports San Francisco Chronicle.

Around 37 workers would be laid off in Ukraine, where the company was founded in 2009.

The company said it will support impacted employees. Each member of the team from Ukraine will receive compensation for six months, as well as additional payments for health insurance and career coaching.

Sacked employees will be allowed to keep laptops and other equipment, issued by the company.

The company conducted an analysis of the organisational structure and current skills of the team with an overview of its future strategy, according to reports.

Grammarly reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and mistakes in English texts, detects plagiarism, and suggests replacements for the identified errors.

Grammarly has offices in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York City, Vancouver and Berlin.

–IANS

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