Airbnb laid off most of its contractors and postponed summer internships during a Zoom Q&A with the company’s CEO

Airbnb laid off its contract workers during a Zoom call with CEO Brian Chesky, as first reported by Protocol and confirmed to Business Insider by a worker in attendance.The company also postponed summer internships until 2021, Protocol reported.An Airbnb contractor told Business Insider that many people were caught off guard by the announcement, which came…

Airbnb laid off most of its contractors and postponed summer internships during a Zoom Q&A with the company’s CEO

Airbnb laid off its contract workers during a Zoom call with CEO Brian Chesky, as first reported by Protocol and confirmed to Business Insider by a worker in attendance.The company also postponed summer internships until 2021, Protocol reported.An Airbnb contractor told Business Insider that many people were caught off guard by the announcement, which came during Chesky’s weekly Q&A.The layoffs come after Airbnb said it had slowed hiring and frozen all marketing spending as the company struggles to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Airbnb announced it was ending most of its temporary workers’ contracts early, effectively laying them off, during a weekly Q&A over Zoom on Thursday with CEO Brian Chesky, as fir
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