Salesforce CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff has announced the company would be hiring 4,000 new employees in the next six months and around 12,000 next year.
The new announcement comes in sync with the fact that the outbreak of Covid-19 has forced people to maintain social and physical distancing, and online business software that enables remote work and ecommerce are significantly in demand.
Last month, Salesforce recruited around 54,000 people worldwide and the layoffs accounted for around 2% of their total workforce.
With this latest development, Salesforce is setting new goals of expansion. The software developer recently joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average index and currently employs around 54,000 workers globally.
The America cloud-based software company offers its work.com tools to assist businesses to restart their operations. In the second quarter, the company’s revenue inflated by 29%, recording $5.15 billion. The company aims at generating $2.85 per share profit.