Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, known for his outspokenness on social and political issues, is urging everyone to take steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Benioff is calling on CEOs to take a 90 day “no layoff pledge” to help their employees through this crisis, as part of an eight-point plan he tweeted to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and end the coronavirus crisis.Salesforce itself has taken steps to help mitigate the spread of the virus, including donating medical masks to local hospitals, asking all employees to work from home, and offering its technology free to healthcare teams.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is calling on CEOs to take a 90-day “no layoff pledge” as part of an eight-point plan to end the coronavirus crisis.Benioff’s plan, which he tweeted, includes steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, which has wreaked havoc on the global economy as governments around the world shut down “nonessential” businesses to try to stop the virus from spreading. Those shutdowns have led to surging unemployment. Last week, US jobless claims surged to a two-year high.Following his thread, Benioff tweeted Salesforce’s own layoff pledge, though, notably, he said that it would not conduct any “significant” layoffs, versus barring them all together.—Marc Benioff (@Benioff) March 25, 2020Benioff has long been vocal on social and political issues, touting his belief that business is the greatest platform for change, and his plan includes measures for both private companies and governments.The first step is for everyone to stay home for 20 days. San Francisco, Benioff’s hometown and the location of Salesforce headquarters, was among the first counties in the US to issue a shelter-in-place order, prompting mandatory work-from-home for everyone who could d
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