Yet another tech firm has announced cutbacks and job-losses, with TikTok saying a number of staff at its office in Dublin will be laid off.
The exact number of people affected by the decision is not yet clear, but the video-sharing platform is encouraging those impacted to apply for other roles in the company.
TikTok employs around 3,000 people in Ireland and its website shows 158 vacancies across various divisions in its Dublin office.
It has had a presence in Ireland since 2019, and the Business Post has reported that it has already begun cutting jobs across its global recruitment teams.
Both Google and Microsoft last week announced plans to cut between 5% and 10% of their global workforce by the middle of next year.
The platform emerged following the decline of Vine, with users creating videos, often guided by in-app trends and sounds.
It said that it's committed to hiring in Ireland, despite the upcoming layoffs, after announcing 1,000 new jobs last year.