Booking.com will cut workforce by a quarter

The travel website is cutting thousands of jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Booking.com is apparently cutting jobs due to the coronavirus crisis. Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Booking.com will reduce its 17,000-person workforce by around 25% due to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on its business, the company confirmed to CNET via email on Tuesday. The travel website's parent company is based in Norwalk, Connecticut, and its main office is in Amsterdam. "While we have done much to save as many jobs as possible, we believe we must restructure our organisation to match our expectation of the future of travel," a spokesperson wrote.  For more like this Subscribe to the CNET Now newsletter for our editors' picks of the most important stories of the day. "So unfortunately, as a result of the crisis, we, like so many other travel companies, need to take the extremely difficult step to reduce our global workforce, with up to 25% of the global employee base intended to be impacted." The job cuts were previously reported by Reuters. See also: Best travel credit cards for July 2020

Booking.com will cut workforce by a quarter
The travel website is cutting thousands of jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Booking.com is apparently cutting jobs due to the coronavirus crisis. Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Booking.com will reduce its 17,000-person workforce by around 25% due to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on its business, the company confirmed to CNET via email on Tuesday. The travel website's parent company is based in Norwalk, Connecticut, and its main office is in Amsterdam. "While we have done much to save as many jobs as possible, we believe we must restructure our organisation to match our expectation of the future of travel," a spokesperson wrote.  For more like this Subscribe to the CNET Now newsletter for our editors' picks of the most important stories of the day. "So unfortunately, as a result of the crisis, we, like so many other travel companies, need to take the extremely difficult step to reduce our global workforce, with up to 25% of the global employee base intended to be impacted." The job cuts were previously reported by Reuters. See also: Best travel credit cards for July 2020