The Washington Post
Airbnb laid off 30 percent of its recruiting staff this week
as it plans to expand overall head count this year. The cuts affected 0.4 percent of the San Francisco-based company’s total workforce of 6,800, a spokesperson said, noting that it’s not an indication of more widespread layoffs. Airbnb has been one of the few tech firms to avoid mass layoffs while many peers have cut their growth expectations amid higher interest rates and a sector-wide slow down. Travel companies, meanwhile, have largely remained resilient as demand for trips boomed after the pandemic.