Airbnb, one of the most popular tourism and accommodation platforms in the world, was negatively affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, has started looking for jobs for the 1900 people they have sacked.
The coronavirus outbreak has also deeply affected the technological initiatives that have developed depending on different sectors. Airbnb, a worldwide accommodation application, is one of them. Having to lay off 1900 people, Airbnb will also suffer a serious loss of workforce.
Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb and currently CEO, published a blog post summarizing their situation. Stating that they are not sure how long the travel prohibitions will continue, Chesky expressed that many of our habits will change in the coming years.
Everyone who gets laid off will have all their legal rights:
Airbnb employees, who will leave the job with all their legal rights, will also continue to receive health insurance support by the end of 2020. In addition, extra weekly wages will be added to the compensation as much as the year they worked in the company. Thus, any layoffs will not be financially victimized.
The CEO announced that he was looking for work for everyone who was laid off:
The main detail that Chesky should have appreciated in his statements was the sentences he voiced for everyone else who was laid off. Speaking of a forced separation, Chesky said, “Great people leave Airbnb, I think other companies will love them as much as we do. If you are looking for, contact me via [email protected] and we will contact you ”.
Brian Chesky’s exemplary behavior is the kind that will go beyond employee rights and set a sectoral standard. It is argued that between 30 and 50 million people will remain unemployed due to the epidemic in the USA, where the headquarters of Airbnb is also located. As the epidemic is a global crisis, it can increase unemployment in our country. We wish that the behavior displayed by Chesky and Airbnb despite the mandatory separations experienced will be an example for all sectors and all employers.