It’s been a month since Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Cheskey emailed his employees with news that the company would lay off 1,900 employees due to COVID-19. One day soon, some of them may turn up at JPMorgan.
In a post on LinkedIn, Apoorv Saxena, the global head of artificial intelligence at JPMorgan, said his team was already “reaching out” to some of Airbnb’s former technologists.
Airbnb is helpfully facilitating the reemployment of its people with a talent directory detailing exactly who’s been let go. They include around 80 engineers, mostly based in San Francisco, but mostly also open to remote work if JPMorgan wanted them in, say, New York City.
No one from Airbnb seems to have arrived at JPMorgan just yet, but this doesn’t mean they won’t do so soon. Airbnb gave its laid-off technologists a generous severance package comprised of 14 weeks’ base pay, plus one additional week for each year at the firm (the norm in banking is now more like one to two months’ for each year worked). They may be taking some time to explore their options.
A modified version of this article originally appeared in eFinancialCareers.