LinkedIn Takes a Break From Job Recruitment to Lay Off More Than 900 Employees

Photo: Martin Bureau (Getty Images)LinkedIn might be a platform full of milquetoast networking memes, quasi-inspirational posts about networking, and bizarrely catchy networking-themed playlists, but even all of this (questionable) business savvy couldn’t save the platform from the scourge of seemingly endless layoffs brought on by the current hell world happening outside our doors right now.…

LinkedIn Takes a Break From Job Recruitment to Lay Off More Than 900 Employees

Photo: Martin Bureau (Getty Images)LinkedIn might be a platform full of milquetoast networking memes, quasi-inspirational posts about networking, and bizarrely catchy networking-themed playlists, but even all of this (questionable) business savvy couldn’t save the platform from the scourge of seemingly endless layoffs brought on by the current hell world happening outside our doors right now. Earlier today, company CEO Ryan Roslansky announced in a blog post that they’d be letting go of 960 employees—or just about 6% of LinkedIn’s total global workforce. According to Roslansky, the bulk of these jobs will be cut from the sales and recruitment wings of the company, since, well, nobody’s really hiring like they used to.“LinkedIn is not immune to the effects of the global pandemic,” he wrote. “Our Talent Solutions business continues to be impacted as fewer companies, including ours, need to hire at the same volume they did previously.”“When we took a hard look at the business, we decided we needed to make some hard calls,” he added.Moving on from the ominous irony that comes with a job-centric social network being forced to ax close to 1,000 people from its own workforce, the truth is that Roslansky is right:
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