"weeks after it slowed hiring in the US"
That's pure capitalism at work.
Aren't you happy to live in a world where other people will get your job because they'll be paid less ?
Salesforce is set to hire 2,500 staff in India – bringing the number in the subcontinent to 10,000 – weeks after it slowed hiring in the US. The global CRM giant will recruit the number by the first quarter of next calendar year, said Salesforce India CEO Arundhati Bhattacharya in an interview with Press Trust of India. The …
Generally speaking, a business does not exist for the purpose of employing people and paying their salary. It exists to enrich its owners, bosses both financially and for ambition/ego. If the business could function without employees then of course it would.
But where do fare paying customers come from if nobody employs people? The job of a company is exactly to exploy people, so they can be consumers as well as employees. It's an "I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine." scenario, and whilst many firms don't see themselves as being obliged to take part, there will be a breaking point. People then shout 'Universal Basic Income' as a solution, but large firms like to not pay tax, so where is that money coming from. Society collapses if there are no jobs.
I hired an Indian student who was graduating college in the US back in the 90's, he did great programming for us and then declared that he preferred living back at home so he returned to India - and we kept paying him the original US wages even though he was "working from home" ... LOL, he "retired" after about 15 years, saying that he was then effectively a millionaire in India .. effectively because we hadn't cut his monthly payments. I'm happy for him.
The exact opposite happened to colleague of mine at IBM. He went to troubleshoot an operation in Kenya, and after a period of sterling service, and performance improvements, management decided to reward him by putting him onto the local payroll. He offered to put himself back on a plane to the UK and leave matters unfinished over there, and they reconsidered.