Yahoo! Plans to Cut 2,000 Jobs

Yahoo! Plans to Cut 2,000 Jobs

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM CDT

Internet giant Yahoo! said in a statement Wednesday that it plans to eliminate approximately 2,000 jobs in order to save $375 million a year as part of a restructuring effort.

"Today's actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo! — smaller, nimbler, more profitable and better equipped to innovate as fast as our customers and our industry require. We are intensifying our efforts on our core businesses and redeploying resources to our most urgent priorities. Our goal is to get back to our core purpose — putting our users and advertisers first — and we are moving aggressively to achieve that goal," said Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo!. "Unfortunately, reaching that goal requires the tough decision to eliminate positions. We deeply value our people and all they've contributed to Yahoo!."

Read the entire Yahoo! statement HERE.