Salesforce will add 12,000 jobs over the next year

Salesforce.com plans to add 4,000 new jobs in the next six months and 12,000 in the next year, according to a tweet from CEO Marc Benioff Thursday night.

“Join our strong 54K employee Ohana who defines the future of software,” said Benioff. “Salesforce is the fastest growing Top 5 business software company in the world. Send your resume to jobs@salesforce.com”

A Salesforce spokesperson did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for more information.

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The announcement comes just weeks after the business software company began notifying employees of its intentions to cut 1,000 jobs just one day after it reported record sales and increased its full-year leadership.

In March, Benioff promised on Twitter that his company would avoid any significant layoffs for 90 days during the pandemic, even as the company switched to remote working, and called on other CEOs to follow with a “no-layoff” commitment. “.

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The San Francisco-based company said sales increased 29% to $ 5.15 billion last quarter, beating Wall Street’s expectations of $ 4.87 billion in revenue, according to analysts interviewed by FactSet. Salesforce said it generated a profit of $ 2.85 per share, based in part on accounting adjustments.

Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on cloud service providers, Salesforce has revoked its full-year forecast, predicting that sales in the current financial year running through the end of January will increase by between $ 20.7 billion and $ 20.8 billion. It had previously cut its forecast to around $ 20 billion in sales from a high of $ 21.1 billion.

The company expects to generate sales of $ 5.24 billion to $ 5.25 billion in the current quarter, above the $ 5.02 billion forecast by analysts.

Ticker Safety Last Change Change %
CRM SALESFORCE.COM 244.53 -6.07 -2.42%

Salesforce joined the Dow Industrial Average last month following Apple’s 4-1 share split, replacing Exxon Mobil Corporation. The company’s stock closed at $ 244.53 per share at the end of Thursday’s trading session, down more than 2%.

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