Salesforce CEO offers axed Yammer employees new home

News Caroline Donnelly Feb 12, 2013

Cloud-based CRM player calls on ex-Yammer staffers to send him their CVs

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has used social networking site Twitter to encourage former Yammer employees to apply for jobs at his firm.

Software giant Microsoft acquired corporate social networking site Yammer, which is reported to have around five million users, in 2012 for $1.2 billion.

Last week, Yammer confirmed a small round of redundancies, which would see 20 of the firm’s sales and marketing staff being laid-off.

The job losses have been attributed to Microsoft’s decision to take over Yammer’s marketing department, resulting in some roles becoming duplicated.

Once news of the redundancies broke, Benioff, who founded cloud-based CRM giant Salesforce in 1999, asked the affected Yammer employees to send him their CVs via Twitter.

“Attention Laid Off Yammer Employees: salesforce is hiring! Please send your CV to ceo@salesforce.com,” he tweeted.

The move has been commended by many of his followers, with several Yammer employees expressing an interest.

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