Salesforce employees in Ireland were recently informed of their dismissal, according to a Bloomberg report. According to a company spokesperson, these layoffs are part of the company’s efforts to ensure optimal resource allocation, and they clarified that this round of job cuts is distinct from the ones announced in January. Approximately 50 employees are currently affected.
According to Bloomberg, the company also intends to cut around 8,000 jobs by the end of fiscal year 2024. The spokesperson, however, declined to comment on the possibility of future layoffs in other countries or divisions.
Salesforce announced its intention to lay off 10% of its global workforce in 2023, resulting in the layoff of approximately 7,000 people worldwide. The process of implementing these layoffs, which took place over a two-hour video call, received extensive media coverage. Unfortunately, Salesforce employees are facing yet another round of layoffs, this time in the sales and customer success departments.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced the first phase of job cuts in a letter to employees. The letter cited challenging economic conditions and customers’ more cautious approach to purchasing decisions as the reasons for the decision. Benioff emphasised that the company’s priority for those affected by the layoffs is to provide comprehensive support, including a generous severance package.
Employees in the United States who are affected will receive five months’ pay, as well as health insurance, career assistance, and other benefits to help them transition. Employees outside the United States will receive similar assistance, with the company’s processes aligning with local employment laws.