Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky, left, and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, right, at the Tableau Conference in Las Vegas in 2019. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)

Salesforce is cutting jobs after reporting record earnings, creating “shocked disbelief” inside the company, one newly laid-off Seattle employee tells GeekWire. The cuts, announced internally on Tuesday and Wednesday, involve about 1,000 jobs, or 1.8% of Salesforce’s workforce, according to Bloomberg News and CNBC.

Current and former employees say the layoffs include an unknown number of employees at Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau Software, which was acquired by the San Francisco-based customer relationship management and cloud technology company a year ago for $15.7 billion.

“We’ve had to make tough decisions when it comes to allocating resources and reshaping the company around our strategic growth areas to continue our momentum into the second half and beyond,” wrote Marc Benioff, the Salesforce co-CEO and co-founder, in an

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