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TikTok to cut hundreds of jobs in Ireland


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Social media giant TikTok has announced it will be laying off Irish staff as part of global restructuring plans.

It is understood that a few hundred Irish-based roles will be impacted but TikTok has not confirmed how many jobs will be lost.

A period of consultation with impacted staff has began today. 

“We are undertaking a redesign of its Training and Quality team that will enable us to further enhance our quality assurance processes,” a spokesperson for TikTok told the Irish Examiner.

“Our priority is supporting affected employees through this transition to minimise the impact of the changes. 

“Ireland remains a hugely important base for us, and we’re continuing to hire for roles across our business here.”

The job cuts will impact TikTok’s training and quality team which does not include content moderators. 

It is hoped that 70% of impacted roles will be redeployed with the company continuing to hire staff across Ireland.

The Chinese video-sharing platform — which established itself in Ireland in 2020 — has been heavily backed by the IDA, with the agency celebrating the company’s presence here as a “success story”.

TikTok joins the running list of tech firms to reduce its workforce in Ireland as the industry continues to grapple with subdued demand.

It is the latest tech company to reduce jobs in 2024, following layoffs at Snap, Microsoft and PayPal, which earlier this month, announced it would cut more than 200 jobs from its Irish operations.

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