WeWork said on Thursday (Jan 19) it plans to cut about 300 roles across countries to cut costs as high inflation weighs on office workspace spending.
The New York-based company, which offers workstations, private offices and customized floors, had enjoyed a pandemic-driven shift to flexible work outside traditional offices.
But with companies cutting their spending, WeWork is looking to reduce its real estate footprint and workforce to prepare for a looming recession.
The company said on Thursday it expects to report fourth-quarter revenue and adjusted EBITDA above its earlier expectations.
WeWork in November announced its exit from 40 US locations and said it expected fourth-quarter revenue between US$870 million and US$890 million, below Wall Street’s target of US$923.8 million.
It also forecast adjusted EBITDA to be negative US$65 million to negative US$85 million.