By James Rogers
More than 1,000 tech companies have made layoffs in 2023, according to the website Layoffs.fyi
More than 234,000 global technology-sector employees have been laid off since the start of the year, according to data compiled by the website Layoffs.fyi.
The data show that 1,009 tech companies have laid off 234,976 employees thus far in 2023. Last year, 1,024 tech companies laid off a total of 154,336 employees, according to Layoffs.fyi.
Last week, streaming company Roku Inc. (ROKU)announced plans to lay off 10% of its staff. According to its most recent annual filing, Roku had about 3,600 employees as of the end of 2022.
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Software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced more job cuts in July, in addition to the 10,000 cuts the company announced earlier this year.
In June, Niantic Inc., the company that created the popular "Pokemon Go" game, announced 230 layoffs.
Also in June, the Wall Street Journal reported that stock-trading app Robinhood Markets Inc. (HOOD) was laying off around 7% of its full-time staff, or about 150 people. "We're ensuring operational excellence in how we work together on an ongoing basis," a Robinhood spokesperson told MarketWatch. "In some cases, this may mean teams make changes based on volume, workload, org design and more."
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And in early June, Spotify Technology SA (SPOT) announced plans to lay off approximately 200 people, or 2% of the company's workforce.
A host of other tech companies, including Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. (META), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Palantir Technologies Inc. (PLTR), Twilio Inc. (TWLO), DocuSign Inc. (DOCU), Salesforce Inc. (CRM), SAP (SAP.XE), Zoom Video Communications Inc. (ZM), eBay Inc. (EBAY), Dell Technologies Inc. (DELL), PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Intel Corp (INTC) and Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)(GOOGL), have also announced job cuts in 2023.
Emily Bary contributed.
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