Economy in 'recessionary,' possibly 'depressionary' environment, Salesforce CEO says

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco-based Salesforce has launched a new platform to help businesses reopen safely when the time comes.

"Work.com" offers tools to stagger shifts, manage employee health, and handle contact tracing.

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During an interview on CNN Tuesday morning, CEO Marc Benioff talked about the state of the economy.

"We're in a recessionary environment, perhaps we're in a depressionary environment. This is going to be a tough economic environment. Every CEO is going to have to ask themselves one question," said Benioff. "What am I doing with my company to be relevant and important and be successful in a time like this, and to do that both I think commercially and philanthropically? I think you have to do both. Our country needs everyone to do something, and this is a time when that needs to happen."

Salesforce has canceled all major in-person events through the end of the year, including its Dreamforce conference.

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