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Salesforce’s 10% Staff Cut Highlights Slowdown in Tech Spending

  • ‘We hired too many people,’ CEO says in letter to employees
  • Headcount grew by 30,000 during pandemic boom period
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Salesforce to Cut 10% of Workforce
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Salesforce Inc. will cut about 10% of its workforce and reduce real estate holdings after the enterprise software company said it hired too many people during the pandemic-fueled boom and is adjusting to more cautious spending by customers. 

The workforce moves should be completed by the end of fiscal 2024, Salesforce said Wednesday in a regulatory filing, and cost the company $1.4 billion to $2.1 billion. As much as $1 billion of that will come in its fiscal fourth quarter. Salesforce had about 80,000 employees.