Salesforce targets 200 Irish layoffs, employees said

Salesforce intends to lay off just over 200 employees as part of its global layoffs, the Irish Independent has learned.

The tech giant, which employs 2,100 people at its Dublin office, today informed workers of the decision.

“This is part of the cuts we announced in January,” a company spokesman told the Irish Independent.

“We are committed to the Irish market and plan to continue investing here.”

The company is shedding 10 percent of its workforce worldwide.

Marc Benioff’s software company recently developed a new campus in Dublin’s Docklands to serve as its European headquarters and accommodate over 3,000 employees.

“As our revenue accelerated from the pandemic, we hired too many people, which has led to this economic downturn that we are now facing, and I take responsibility for that,” Mr Benioff said in a letter to employees at the last month when the cuts were first announced.

As part of a new restructuring plan to cut costs, the company added that it will close some global offices.

Earlier this week, Hubspot, which has a large office in Dublin, announced it was cutting 500 jobs from its global workforce.

Other tech multinationals with extensive operations in Ireland announcing layoffs include Google, Meta, Microsoft and Coinbase.

This week, Intel announced it would cut executive pay packages and some middle managers by at least 5 percent. The chip giant, which employs over 5,000 people at its Kildare factory complex, has seen 2,000 Irish workers offered unpaid leave to cut costs. However, in an interview with the Irish Independent in Davos, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said Intel will remain in Ireland “for decades to come”. Salesforce targets 200 Irish layoffs, employees said

Fry Electronics Team

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