Salesforce pledges no significant layoffs

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff informed through a tweet that his company will not be conducting any significant layoffs in the next 90 days and requested all employees and others who are a part of the Salesforce system to pay their hourly workers.

In a tweet posted an hour ago, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff informed his followers that Salesforce is pledging to its workforce Ohana that it will not be conducting any significant layoffs in the next 90 days. The company will continue to pay its hourly workers while its offices are closed. Marc Benioff tweeted,

Salesforce is pledging to its workforce Ohana not to conduct any significant lay offs over the next 90 days. We will continue to pay our hourly workers while our offices are closed. We encourage our Ohana to pay their own personal hourly workers like housekeepers & dog walkers.

Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO.

In 2019, Salesforce was named one of the World’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work for the third year in a row. Ohana is something that Marc Benioff borrowed from the Hawaiian culture and made it a part of the company’s foundations when he founded Salesforce in 1999.

In Hawaiian culture, Ohana represents the idea that families — blood-related, adopted, or intentional — are bound together, and that family members are responsible for one another.

Salesforce Ohana.

Salesforce Ohana is not a deep-rooted system and an integral part of Salesforce culture and workstyle. It is not limited to the company employees only but extends to partners, customers, and members of the communities where Salesforce operates. Marc Benioff requested every business that is a part of the Salesforce system to pay their own personal hourly workers like dogwalkers and housekeepers. Due to the spread of Covid-19, a large number of people around the world are facing financial difficulties and companies are trying to help through financial and other means. on March 16, Salesforce had announced it was donating $1 million to UCSF’s Covid-19 response fund and $500,000 to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.

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