Oracle revoked job offers for some people in the UK, blaming a hiring freeze. Yet it says it’s both hiring and still restructuring. (ORCL)

Oracle’s internal reorganization is showing no signs of wrapping up four months after it started, causing lingering unease and uncertainty throughout the tech giant’s global operations. According to people Business Insider has talked to, some job offers in the UK were revoked at the last minute amid a hiring freeze that may or may not…

Oracle revoked job offers for some people in the UK, blaming a hiring freeze. Yet it says it’s both hiring and still restructuring. (ORCL)

Oracle’s internal reorganization is showing no signs of wrapping up four months after it started, causing lingering unease and uncertainty throughout the tech giant’s global operations. According to people Business Insider has talked to, some job offers in the UK were revoked at the last minute amid a hiring freeze that may or may not be in effect. The internal reorg began in the spring and has involved thousands of layoffs between March and this month. The company acknowledged the layoffs but hasn’t given a total tally. Executives have not discussed the situation publicly. From the half a dozen people Business Insider has talked to over the past few months about the reorg, one word comes to mind: endless. For instance, we’ve heard from two people in the UK who had excitedly accepted job offers from Oracle, filled out the final paperwork, and waited a month to get their start date, only to be told instead that the offers were revoked. Both people told us that the reason given for the revoked offer was a hiring freeze in the UK. Oracle’s Seattle offices Google Earth One of the job offers was revoked in March, right before the company launched its first big layoff, that person told us. The other job offer was revoked earlier this month and that person was told the freeze would last for another three months. All of the people we’ve talked to about the reorg since we first began reporting on it in March have worked for some of Oracle’s fastest growing or most critical areas. This includes its cloud infrastructure units, the Oracle Marketing Cloud (its competitor to Salesforce) and even its Adaptive Intelligence Apps, which are Oracle’s artificial intelligence/machine-learning apps. When we asked Oracle about a hiring freeze in the UK, the company told us it is hiring people globally, including in its cloud unit, known as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Generation 2 (OCI Gen2). “Every year Oracle hires tens of thousands of employees and we are currently hiring globally and in every line of business, including OCI Gen2,” an Oracle spokesperson said. “Enabling our customers’ success has always been a top priority for Oracle. We are laser-focused on delivering the best cloud products that drive efficiencies, fuel innovation and impact the bottom line for our customers around the world.” Another person we talked to, this one in the US, told us that there was also a US hiring freeze for some units that began in February, affecting organizations like sales. While those units may be hiring again, this person said t
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