Airbnb cuts hiring staff by 30%

March 3 (Reuters) – Home rental firm Airbnb Inc (ABNB.O) will lay off 30% of its recruiting staff this week, a company spokeswoman said on Friday, noting it did not indicate more widespread layoffs. Is.

The spokesperson said the decision, first reported by Bloomberg News, affected less than 0.4% of the San Francisco-based company’s total 6,800 employees.

“We’ve become a leaner and more focused company over the past three years,” an Airbnb spokesperson said in a statement.

The company said in February it expects growth in the 2% to 4% range in 2023, compared with 11% growth last year.

In 2020, Airbnb laid off 25% of its workforce, or about 1,900 employees, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as its business was hit hard by the halt in global travel.

Reporting by Kannaki Deka in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguly

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