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  • Updated: May 12, 2023

LinkedIn: When Jobs' Umpire Is Caught In Layoff Net

LinkedIn: When Jobs' Umpire Is Caught In Layoff Net

LinkedIn Involved in Job Cuts Too

Linkedin is observed to be planning job cuts in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

The company is looking to streamline its operations and focus on areas that will help it remain competitive in the market.

The job cuts are part of a larger restructuring effort to help the company remain profitable and successful. 

So, it is true that the World’s largest social media platform for professionals, LinkedIn, has disclosed plans to cut 716 positions across the globe. 

The company further disclosed that it would shut down its jobs app in mainland China.

The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Ryan Roslansky, explained that despite the growth of the company globally, the company had been experiencing shifts in customer behaviour and slower revenue growth.

Roslansky made this known on Monday in a letter titled ‘A message from LinkedIn’s CEO’ addressed to employees of the platform.

“Over the years we’ve had to make hard decisions to ensure we were setting the company up to deliver on our vision, and I’m sharing one of those decisions today.  

“As we guide LinkedIn through this rapidly changing landscape, we are making changes to our Global Business Organization (GBO) and our China strategy that will result in a reduction of roles for 716 employees.

“Our colleagues who are impacted by this announcement have all made invaluable contributions to our company.

“I want to recognize the impact this decision has on the lives of those individuals.

“And I want all of you to know that the entire leadership team and I are dedicated to helping our colleagues during this transition and ensuring that they are treated with the care and respect they deserve.

“If your role is directly impacted by this decision, you will receive a calendar invitation within the next hour for a meeting with a leader from your team and a representative from our Global Talent Organisation”, he stated.


An interesting corollary of life is that, oftentimes, experts are caught at the receiving end of what they teach against or about.

While this piece is not intended as a satire (never!), it serves to remind us that we all need help regardless of how strong we are perceived to be.

Of course, this is what makes humans fallible beings despite their heights in life.

The above thesis seems to capture the present musings amongst the LinkedIn workforce and subscribers after news broke of its imminent job cuts.

An unavoidable question then would be, 'To what extent do experts apply the lessons they teach others to imbibe when caught in the web of life's circumstances that they epitomize?

Who can provide all the answers? Because they are highly needed.

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Eben Duru
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