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External Article 7 May 2020

How Airbnb's Brian Chesky told I,900 employees they had lost their jobs

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On May 5, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky sent the following note to Airbnb employees.

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This is my seventh time talking to you from my house. Each time we've talked, I've shared good news and bad news, but today I have to share some very sad news.

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.

Read the full article at Rediff Business

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