TikTok has announced to cut a small number of jobs in Ireland over the coming few weeks. Moreover, the video sharing platform company stated that the staff will face layoffs as part of a downsizing of its recruitment division.
TikTok will continue to hire for several roles
TikTok is a Chinese video sharing platform which has joined the list of global tech companies to lay off workers. On Sunday, the company announced that they will cut some jobs in its recruitment division as part of its strategy. However, the company did not say anything regarding the exact number of affected jobs. Moreover, TikTok says that it will continue to hire in Ireland and all the affected employees are encouraged to apply for posted jobs. Currently, there are 158 vacancies which are posted on company’s website across various divisions in its Dublin office.
TikTok will support affected employees
“While we continue to hire as a business globally, we are streamlining our talent acquisition function and as a result, parting ways with a small number of colleagues. Impacted employees have been encouraged to apply for open roles within the company, with some already being offered new internal opportunities.” a TikTok spokesperson said. Furthermore, the spokesperson added that the company is in contact with the affected employees and will keep on supporting them.
Mass layoffs across tech companies
The company expanded its footprints in Ireland back in 2019. Moreover, In June last year, TikTok announced its plans to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland. Hence, its total workforce in Ireland increased from 2,000 to 3,000 employees. But the latest economic slump has forced TikTok along with many other tech companies to cut jobs. Google’s parent company Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, Meta and many other big tech companies has laid of thousands of employees over the period of past couple of months, Similarly, Irish payment company Stripe also announced to lay off 14% of its workforce in last weeks of December 2022.
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