Olive AI hits pause on hiring, but plans for Worthington HQ still on

The Hub at Olive Olive Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio via website

Columbus health IT unicorn Olive AI Inc. has instituted a hiring freeze to conserve capital amid a nationwide downturn throughout the tech industry.

The company has hired 250 since the beginning of the year, and one month ago told Columbus Business First it had no plans to slow down.

Olive still has about 1,300 employees nationwide, a spokesman said Thursday – the same number the company provided at the end of May, so it does not appear to be cutting jobs. About a fifth of its workforce is in Central Ohio; the company adopted a work-from-anywhere model in the pandemic and opens smaller offices in cities where it has enough employees.

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Written by Carrie Ghose.

Originally published June 9, 2022.

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