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LinkedIn Goes For Online Job Interviews Over Coronavirus Fears

Billy KE

March. 09, 2020

LinkedIn is informing job candidates that they have the option to conduct their interviews virtually or delay it until an unspecified date in the future out of caution for the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, according to an email sent to one applicant from LinkedIn’s staffing team.
This comes at a time where major tech events have been scrapped or postponed due to the outbreak. 
Tech giants are reeling in losses as economies stagger, the tech world seems to be under siege from this outbreak.
Google sent a similar email on March 4th that said all job interviews globally would be done virtually. On Monday, Facebook said it would be canceling most in-person job interviews. Amazon put on-site job interviews on hold indefinitely last week.
There are over 97,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, with more than 170 confirmed cases in the US. More than 3,300 people worldwide have died from the disease.
-CIO East Africa
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