Scottsdale-based GoDaddy announces restructuring, layoffs due to virus

Jun 25, 2020, 4:25 AM
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PHOENIX — Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. announced Wednesday that layoffs are part of the company’s plan to restructure due to economic hardships imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

GoDaddy Inc. CEO Aman Bhutani said in a press release that current operations are no longer sustainable due to declining U.S. outbound sales.

“Consequently, we have made the decision to restructure our sales functions leading to 814 team members impacted, with over 40% being offered alternate roles,” Bhutani said.

“Impacted team members are in Arizona outbound sales, Iowa sales, GoDaddy Social teams, and supporting corporate roles. Impacted team members are either departing, moving to a similar role, or being presented with the option to assume a role on another team.”

Bhutani added that 213 Arizona outbound sales staff will be transitioning to inbound sales and support, affecting nine managers.

Departing employees were placed on administrative leave Wednesday and will be paid base and sales incentive pay until Sept. 1.

Departing employees will also maintain their current health care coverage through Sept. 30.

Beyond Sept. 1, the severance package includes two weeks of compensation for each completed year of service, with a minimum of four weeks’ pay.

Beginning Oct. 1, GoDaddy will pay departing employees’ COBRA premiums through the end of the year.

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Scottsdale-based GoDaddy announces restructuring, layoffs due to virus