On Wednesday, August 17th, Moz laid off 28% of their staff. This site was built by and created for those ex-Mozzers who were recently let go.
The greater online marketing community, as well as the local Seattle community jumped into action to help the approximately 60 employees who were laid off, find jobs. Rhea Drysdale of Outspoken Media, started the hashtag #HireMoz with her initial tweet:
— Rhea Drysdale (@Rhea) August 17, 2016
Since then, hundreds of jobs have been tweeted and those laid off have begun interviewing. We’re showcasing the 28% to help employers discover former Mozzers who might make a great addition to their organization.
There have been a number of articles about the layoff:
Initial blog post by Moz – Moz is Doubling Down on Search (and laying off ~60 people)
Puget Sound Business Journal – Seattle software company Moz cuts 28 percent of staff
Search Engine Land – Moz trims product line to focus on search, lays off 28% of staff
Search Engine Roundtable – Moz Laid Off 28% Of Staff Including The Community Team To Realign With Search
Search Engine Roundtable – Those Laid Off At Moz Gather To Work On Resumes & Find New Jobs