Video sharing platform TikTok says a "small number" of its Irish-based staff are facing layoffs as part of a downsizing of its recruitment division.

The company did not disclose the exact number of jobs involved.

TikTok says it is continuing to hire and that impacted staff are being encouraged to apply for other roles within the company.

"While we continue to hire as a business globally, we are streamlining our talent acquisition function and as a result, parting ways with a small number of colleagues," a TikTok spokesperson said.

"Impacted employees have been encouraged to apply for open roles within the company, with some already being offered new internal opportunities," the company said.

The spokesperson added that it is working closely with impacted employees to support them.

In June 2022, TikTok announced plans to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland, adding to the 2,000 staff already employed by the company here.

TikTok has had a presence in Ireland since 2019.

The platform has its EMEA trust and safety team, its European small and medium-sized business operations, and its European data privacy and data protection team in Ireland.

It also has its transparency and accountability centre here as well as its first regional 'Fusion Centre' which focuses on trust and security.

TikTok is the latest tech firm to announce job losses following on from companies including Twitter, Meta, Stripe, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft and Google.

News of job losses at TikTok's Irish operation was first reported by the Business Post.