The US tech sector layoffs continue. Tech giants Palantir Technologies and Eventbrite were just a couple of the companies that announced sweeping layoffs this week.
More than 94,000 workers in US-based tech companies (or tech companies with a large US workforce) have been laid off in mass job cuts so far in 2023, according to a Crunchbase News tally. That number includes Cerebral’s 285-person cut and Waymo’s 209-person workforce cuts.
Last year, more than 140,000 jobs were slashed from public and private tech companies as they were forced to confront rising inflation and a cumulative stock market. The economy has come to reckon with a culture of overzealous hiring and soaring valuations, and startups are now forced to carry themselves through a frosty market as venture funding becomes barren.
Tech companies as big as Qualtrics, chart and Verily have slashed jobs this year, citing overhiring during periods of rapid growth. To keep tabs, we’ve compiled a list of recent layoffs announcements from US-based tech companies.
Most recently updated: March 3, 2023.
Tech layoffs methodology
We recently updated our layoffs tracker to reflect the most recent round of layoffs each company took place. This has allowed us to quickly and more accurately track the layoff of trends, which is why you might notice some changes in our most recent numbers.
We only cover US-based companies or companies with a strong US presence. We’ve included both startups and publicly traded tech-heavy companies. We’ve also included companies based elsewhere that have a sizable team in the United States, such as clarnaeven when it’s unclear how much of the US workforce has been affected by layoffs.
We source the layoffs from media reports, our own reporting, social media posts and layoffs. fyia crowdsourced database of tech layoffs.
If an employee headcount could not be confirmed to our standards, we noted it as “unclear.”
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