Sales force. Com Inc. has begun informing some of its employees that they may lose their jobs a day later, when the software-software provider reported record sales, increasing its stock.
In March, Salesforce chief executive Mark Benioff took a pledge on Twitter that the company would avoid any significant layoffs for 90 days during the epidemic, as the company shifted to remote work. He called on other CEOs to follow him in a “no layoff” pledge.
In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Salesforce said, “We are reallocating resources to position the company for continued growth.” “This includes continuing to hire and redirect some employees to fuel our strategic areas, and eliminating some positions that no longer map to our business priorities.”
About 1,000 of Salesforce’s 54,000 employees are affected, a person familiar with the plan said. The person said that employees who were informed about their jobs were given 60 days to find a new role in the company.