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Google, Amazon, Snap Latest to Announce Layoffs

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Google, Amazon and Snap are among the latest tech companies who announced layoffs late last week.

Google will make cuts to its Users and Products team, which addresses user complaints about its products and services, according to the San Franciso Chronicle.

Amazon’s most recent layoffs will affect employees in Europe, Latin America and North America. This is also the fifth round of job cuts for Google since September when it announced it would lay off hundreds of employees, and the third round of cuts for its parent company, Alphabet.

Both Snap and Zillow are also cutting about two dozen jobs from their workforce, according to Yahoo News.

Tech Industry Layoffs

Splunk, LinkedIn, Cisco, MariaDB and SecureWorks all recently announced layoffs. Other mass layoffs recently in the Bay Area included Intel, Wish and LinkedIn.

At the beginning of September, Rapid7 announced a restructuring plan following disappointing second-quarter results, resulting in the layoffs of about 18% of the company’s workforce.

Similarly, AppSec firm Snyk laid off 128 people in April. Cloud security vendor Zscaler announced layoffs after what it called a rough fiscal second quarter. Software tools giant Atlassian laid off 5% of its workforce as it “shifted priorities.” 

Accenture announced yet another round of layoffs in Austin in early October, after axing 19,000 jobs, and Veeam laid off 3.8% of its workforce in August.

Oxford, U.K.-based platform security vendor Sophos in January laid off 10% of its staff, or 450 workers, while San Francisco-based identity security giant Okta axed 5% of its workers – or roughly 300 employees in February., a website that has documented tech company layoffs since the COVID-19 pandemic began, reported that approximately 242,000 employees have been laid off thus far in 2023.