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Salesforce to lay off 200 employees from Dublin office

Salesforce will be laying off 200 employees as part of huge job cuts.

The tech giant announced last month that it was slashing nearly 8,000 jobs or around 10% of its workforce and closing a number of officers worldwide. Today, the company announced that the job losses are "part of the reductions we announced in January".

A statement from Salesforce added: "We are committed to the Irish market and plan to continue to invest here." A total of 2,100 people work for Salesforce at their European headquarters in the Docklands.

Read more: Tech company Salesforce announces plans to cut 10 per cent of jobs

In a letter, Salesforce boss Marc Benioff told employees that the company hired "too many people" after its revenue rose during the pandemic. He added: "I take responsibility for that."

The majority of layoffs, which will take place in the coming weeks, will cost between $1.4 billion and $2.1 billion. This news comes as another blow to the tech industry in Ireland after software company HubSpot, which has an office in Dublin, announced it will be slashing 500 jobs worldwide.

Additionally, Amazon, Twitter, Meta, Google, and other companies have also announced massive job cuts in the last few months.

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