Bay Area tech layoffs in 2023 already outpacing 2022’s worst

Job cuts still hit the tech industry hard, especially in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

With Google and Salesforce, two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s two largest and most influential companies, announcing serious job cuts in the past two weeks, 2023 has been a tough year so far for tech workers. 2022 looks set to continue after a tough year.

Since January 3, the first business day of 2023, companies headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area have laid off 24,542 employees, according to data from layoff tracker Over 47,000 workers were affected throughout 2022. And November is the worst month for Bay Area tech layoffs in 2022, during which time Twitter, Meta, Lyft, and DoorDash laid off employees, with 27,932 employees handed pink slips. it was done.

Google and Salesforce alone have so far made up a staggering number of layoffs for 2023. Among them, 20,000 workers were affected. But Friday’s layoffs at Mountain View-based Google looked like a particularly ominous harbinger of what’s to come in the industry this year: Anonymous Jobs On his forum, Blind, multiple users reported Google’s layoffs. lamented. One worker said Google was “the last company” expected to cut jobs, while another wrote a curt message that “no one is safe.”

These job cuts are alarming, but come after what Layoffs.fii founder Roger Lee described as an “unprecedented mass hiring” in the tech industry during a pandemic-era boom. I’m here.

But the message is empty for workers, and it seems likely that the layoffs will last a little longer.

Have you heard of anything happening at a Bay Area tech company? Feel free to contact SFGATE Technical Editor Joshua Bote at Signal at 707-742-3756.

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