Job cut is the new buzz these days. We believe tech layoffs 2022 is something in the air. Last year, it was the pandemic which created much chaos regarding economic sustainability. In order to adapt into the new reality, companies was left with no other option than to layoff the employees in a massive scale. it did created unemployment chaos but the employees were soon recruited by other top capitalist which weren’t that much affected by the pandemic recession. 

The IT sector appeared to expand throughout most of the epidemic as more and more people moved their daily lives online. But as consumers and marketers reevaluate their spending, a number of IT businesses reported slower growth in the third quarter. Many in the tech industry are currently reevaluating their investments and personnel requirements.

(KGO) SAN FRANCISCO Tens of thousands of American IT employees have lost their jobs in severe mass layoffs in 2022, including those at Salesforce, Twitter, and Meta. 

In 2022, the IT sector as a whole experienced a wave of layoffs due to shaky economic conditions. Days after Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk cut in half the number of employees at his organization, Facebook parent firm Meta announced its biggest ever round of layoffs. On Wednesday, Meta announced that it will be laying off 13% of its workforce, or more than 11,000 people.

Last month, Meta reported falling sales for the second consecutive quarter and predicted further declines in the fourth quarter. Due to Apple’s iOS privacy upgrade, which restricted ad targeting, digital marketers are reducing their investment while growing inflation restrains consumer purchasing. Additionally, applications like Facebook are hurting.

Here are some latest tech giants which were left with no other option than to layoff employees. Let’s get started. 

Recent Tech Company Layoffs 

Twitter Layoff

It should be mentioned that earlier, as part of a worldwide reorganization initiative following the platform’s acquisition by CEO of Tesla Elon Musk, Twitter dismissed over 90% of its staff in India. The California-based corporation already has a contentious relationship with these countries, and tech experts worry that a smaller workforce may make the platform even more susceptible to political pressure and false information.

“Unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day,”  adding that everyone affected was offered three months of severance pay.- Musk tweeted of the layoffs. 

Prior to Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, there were around 7,500 employees, which means 3,700 of them were let go. Musk is making the adjustments in an effort to boost the business’s financial performance after incurring enormous debt to pay for his $44 billion acquisition.

Meta Layoff 

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta, has disclosed that it will be letting go of 13% of its workforce. The change will have an effect on more than 11,000 workers globally. However, it is unclear how many employees in India may be affected at this time.

“I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go”-Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 

According to Zuckerberg, the firm would emphasis on priorities like its advertising business and promoting content from viral artists over friends and family, a strategy that has contributed to TikTok’s success as a short-form video app. The layoffs herald a turbulent new era in Silicon Valley, where once recession-proof bastions of economic power have been losing vast numbers of employees recently. The businesses have been expanding quickly and hiring at a breakneck pace for years. In the 12 months ended in September, Facebook alone increased its workforce by 28 percent, to 87,314, according to regulatory filings.

Lyft Layoff

On Thursday, Lyft announced it will reduce its workforce by 13%, or over 700 workers, as it reconsiders its personnel in light of growing inflation and concerns about an impending recession. On Thursday, Lyft announced that it will proceed with the “termination of roughly 683 workers” and that it would incur “restructuring and related expenditures” of between $27 million and $32 million for severance and benefit costs.

“We realize today will be challenging. “A recession is likely to occur anytime in the coming year, and ridesharing insurance premiums are rising.”- The founders stated in the message.

The ride-hailing startup offered laid-off staff 10 weeks of salary, healthcare coverage through the end of April, expedited stock vesting for the vesting date of November 20, and assistance with recruitment. They also said that employees who have worked there for more than four years would receive an additional four weeks’ compensation.

Stripe Layoffs

In a memo made public online, Stripe CEO Patrick Collison provided a familiar explanation for the latest layoffs: a massive hiring drive motivated by the global pandemic-driven surge in e-commerce, a period of significant growth, followed by an economic downturn marked by inflation, higher interest rates, and other macroeconomic difficulties. Online payments behemoth Stripe let go over 1,100 people last week, or about 14% of its workforce. Stripe’s internal valuation was allegedly reduced to $74 billion in July from $95 billion last year.

Tesla Layoff 

According to sources familiar with the situation, Tesla Inc. fired hundreds of employees from its Autopilot team when the electric vehicle manufacturer shut down a California operation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk informed all staff members in an email sent in June that the business will be laying off 10% of its salaried employees. According to the folks, there were 200 workers who were laid off in total. The office had roughly 350 personnel before the layoffs, some of whom had already been relocated to a location nearby in recent weeks. One of the interviewees indicated that many of the employees were data annotation specialists, all of which are hourly roles.

“Tesla will be cutting 10% of its paid workforce, since we are now overstaffed in numerous departments,” the company said. Please take note that this does not apply to those who construct autos, battery packs, or solar installations. The headcount per hour will rise.- Elon Musk.