The U.S. tech industry is still laying off people. This week, a lot of companies, including tech giants Microsoft and Alphabet, said they were letting a lot of people go.
Crunchbase News says that so far in 2023, more than 46,000 tech workers in the U.S. have been let go in mass layoffs, and the year is just getting started. This week, Microsoft laid off 10,000 people, and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said it would lay off 12,000 people.
Last year, both public and private tech companies had to cut more than 107,000 jobs because of rising prices and a volatile stock market. The economy has had to deal with a culture of hiring too many people and giving them too much money. Startups now have to carry themselves through a cold market because venture funding is drying up.
This year, big tech companies like Qualtrics, Carta, and Verily have cut jobs because they hired too many people during times of fast growth. We’ve made a list of the U.S. tech companies that have fired workers so far this year so we can keep track.
We only cover companies that are based in the U.S. or have a strong presence in the U.S. We’ve included both startups and tech-heavy companies that are traded on the stock market. We also included Klarna, based in another country but has a large team in the United States, even though it’s unclear how many U.S. workers have been laid off.
We learn about layoffs from the news, our reporting, posts on social media, and actual layoffs.fyi,
A crowdsourced database of tech layoffs.
If a number of employees couldn’t be confirmed to our standards, we wrote “unclear” next to it.
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We want this database to be as complete as possible, so if we missed any companies or if your company has layoffs, please let us know in our comment section.
This list of people who lost their jobs will be updated at least once a week, if not more often.