Yahoo Announces 2,000 Layoffs

CBS San Francisco

CUPERTINO (CBS/AP) — Yahoo’s turnaround attempt is going to be messy.

In his first three months on the job, CEO Scott Thompson has imposed the largest layoffs in the company’s 17-year history, reshaped the board of directors, picked a potentially disruptive fight with a major shareholder and sued Facebook for patent infringement.

He said there’s even more upheaval to come.

Thompson delivered a painful jolt Wednesday with a payroll purge of about 2,000 workers, or about 14 percent of Yahoo’s 14,100 employees. The cuts will save about $375 million annually as Yahoo tries to boost its earnings and long-slumping stock price.

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More shakeups loom as Thompson reshuffles divisions and considers selling an online ad-placement service and other operations that don’t fit into his strategy.

Those potential changes will follow a tumultuous time for Thompson, an affable and…

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