Fintech company Sezzle Inc. (ASX:SZL) announces a workforce reduction expected to result in approximately US$10.0 million of annual run-rate cost savings (i.e., salaries and benefits). The workforce reduction will occur across nearly all business operations to streamline reporting structures and create clearer lines of accountability.
“Sezzle has experienced significant growth in its history and is now at an important juncture, as we look to take decisive steps toward profitability and free cash flow,” stated Charlie Youakim, CEO and Executive Chair. “Sezzle’s growth prospects remain unchanged, and these actions position the Company to maximize its long term success.”
The workforce reduction will result in the reduction of approximately 20% of positions in North America and is expected to result in approximately US$0.5 million in one-time cash charges that will be recorded in fiscal year 2022.
Mr. Youakim added,
“These decisions are not easily made as we greatly value our team members. We thank our team for their efforts during this process.”