How Airbnb's Brian Chesky told I,900 employees they had lost their jobs
On May 5, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky sent the following note to Airbnb employees.
When you've asked me about layoffs, I've said that nothing is off the table.
Today, I must confirm that we are reducing the size of the Airbnb workforce.
For a company like us, whose mission is centered around belonging, this is incredibly difficult to confront, and it will be even harder for those who have to leave Airbnb.
I am going to share as many details as I can on how I arrived at this decision, what we are doing for those leaving, and what will happen next.