It is believed that more than a thousand workers have been seen leaving Salesforce buildings with their personal gear in an old photocopy paper box.
In January, Salesforce had 73,541 employees. In August, the company revealed that year-over-year, its headcount had increased by 36 per cent, so the latest round of layoffs will still leave the firm with more employees than it had in August 2021.
But when Salesforce saw its staff numbers increase it said it was to look after the huge number of customers it was getting.
Amy Weaver, Salesforce’s finance chief, said in August that demand among small and medium-sized businesses in North America and Europe slowed down.
Sectors that reduced their demand for Salesforce’s services included communications, consumer goods, media, and retail. As business falls, Salesforce sees a need to reduce costs and this comes in the form of making employees redundant.