LinkedIn cuts 960 jobs as pandemic hits recruitment

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LinkedIn’s CEO assured employees that it isn’t planning any further layoffs.


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LinkedIn will cut around 960 jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic‘s impact on hiring, it said Monday. The cuts will be in Microsoft-owned professional networking site’s sales and hiring divisions, hitting 6% of its global workforce.

“While this decision will help us ensure that our company and platform are resilient and emerge stronger to reach our vision, there is simply no harder decision to make as a CEO,” company boss Ryan Roslansky said in a note to employees that was published on the site.

The California-based company, which is used to find job candidates and search for new jobs, isn’t planning any further layoffs, he noted.

Affected employees in Ireland, the UK and Australia have “already begun consultation about the potential impact on their jobs,” while those in the US and other countries will hear in the coming days and months.

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