Social media giant TikTok is set to cut hiring staff at its Dublin office in the latest blow to the tech sector, which has experienced massive layoffs.
The China-based social network has confirmed that it has already started cutting its global recruiting team as more than 100 jobs are at risk. This is the latest technology company.
Several former staffers have now admitted to being laid off from the giant, with some saying it was part of a company-wide layoff.
US layoffs have already been announced, and job cuts are expected in the coming weeks in Europe and Asia, including the Dublin office, after a consultation process with staff affected by the cuts, according to the Sunday Business Post. .
TikTok is the latest tech company to announce layoffs. Twitter, Facebook, and Google have all announced massive layoffs around the world within the last three months.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has announced that it will cut 12,000 jobs worldwide, cutting its workforce by 6% following a change in behavior after the pandemic. They have yet to confirm how many jobs in Ireland will be affected by the layoffs.
The company employs 5,000 people in Ireland and has seen a number of job losses in the tech sector after Twitter, Stripe and Microsoft recently announced job losses.
Similarly, Amazon announced the loss of 18,000 jobs, while cloud-based software company Salesforce announced earlier this month it would furlough 10 percent of its workforce (about 8,000).