Indeed told staff in Ireland it had ‘no plans for layoffs’ five months before cutting jobs

Indeed chief executive Chris Hyams says company made ‘meaningful changes’ to severance packages to improve them, and reduced the number of roles cut in Ireland

Indeed: recruitment platform announced plans to lay off staff in March. Picture: Rollingnews

Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney has said that Indeed, the recruitment platform, implemented a hiring freeze in an attempt to avoid having to cut roles at its Irish operations, and improved the terms of its severance packages after criticism.

It comes as the Business Post has learned that the company told staff it had “no plans for layoffs” five months before announcing up to 225 job cuts at its Irish operation.

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