Internet search giant Yahoo is expected to announce today, as it reports its third quarter financial results, that it will cut 1,000 jobs.
Yahoo will disclose in several weeks the details of which jobs are to be cut, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report said the layoffs are expected to span the entire company. Yahoo declined to comment.
The talk of job cuts comes on the heels of a user uproar prompted by the company's unveiling of Yahoo Profiles , a centralised control panel that allows users to manage their activities, interests and social connections across Yahoo - and eventually all of the Web - from one place.
Some users contend that Yahoo did not fully explain Yahoo Profiles, including the fact that old profiles would be completely erased, according to hundreds of angry messages to Yahoo on user forums and company blogs.
User Bill Simpson, for example, wrote that the changes to the profiles were a surprise with no real notice. "Data lost. The usual Yahoo 'To heck with the user' attitude," Simpson wrote. "How do you folks stay in business?"
User "Will" said he had been using Yahoo since the 1990s and was happy with his profile the way it was. "Please restore the original."
Finally, Roamer questioned why Yahoo forced the profile change that was "not sought by any of the users, is far too difficult for the basic user to get into and adjust."
For its part, Yahoo last Friday apologised for not being more "proactive" in announcing in advance the user profile changes.