2023 Tech Layoffs: Unveiling the Comprehensive List of Industry Job Cuts and Restructurings

2023 Tech Layoffs

Tech Layoffs 2023: Exploring Major Job Cuts at Tech Giants and Prominent Startups, Including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and More

Tech layoffs continue to plague the industry in 2023, with major players like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Meta, and Zoom among the companies reducing their workforce. Even startups across various sectors, including crypto and enterprise SaaS, have announced job cuts. These layoffs are attributed to the macroeconomic environment and the need for profitability. While tracking the layoffs helps gauge the impact on innovation and identify companies facing pressures, it also highlights the human impact of job losses and changing risk profiles.

Here is a list of tech layoffs in 2023, with monthly updates. If you have any tips on layoffs, you can contact us anonymously.

As of the end of May 2023, there have been a total of 168,243 layoffs in 2023, surpassing the total number of tech layoffs in 2022.

June 2023:

  • Better.com: Laid off its real estate team, exact impact unknown.
  • Ursa Major: Rocket engine startup laid off at least 14 people, precise figures undisclosed.
  • Spotify: Cut 200 jobs in its podcast unit, equivalent to a 2% reduction.

May 2023:

  • Taxfix: Laid off 20% of staff, or 120 employees.
  • Meta: Announced 6,000 job cuts, totaling 21,000 since November.
  • JioMart: Laid off over 1,000 employees, with plans for up to 9,900 more layoffs.
  • Krebs Stamos Group: Laid off six employees, reducing the team to 14.
  • TuSimple: Laid off approximately 30% of employees, reducing the workforce from 550 to 220.
  • Nuro: Cut 30% of its workforce, around 340 employees.
  • LinkedIn: Eliminated 716 jobs, about 3.6% of total employees, and discontinued its local jobs app in China.
  • Rapid: Laid off an additional 70 employees, reducing the headcount from 230 to 42 (82% reduction).
  • Meesho: Cut 15% of the workforce, eliminating 251 roles.
  • Shopify: Reduced its workforce by 20%, impacting over 2,000 people. Also sold its logistics business.
  • Bishop Fox: Laid off around 50 employees, approximately 13% of its workforce.
  • Neato Robotics: Shut down operations, impacting nearly 100 employees.

April 2023:

  • Clubhouse: Laid off over 50% of staff, exact number undisclosed.
  • Dropbox: Cut 500 employees, equivalent to a 16% reduction.
  • Amazon: Shutting down its Halo Health division, affecting 9,000 employees in total.
  • Rapid: Laid off 50% of its staff, impacting 115 people.
  • Anthemis Group: Laid off 16 employees, about 28% of its workforce.
  • Lyft: Laid off 26% of its workforce, approximately 1,072 people.
  • Meta: Expected to lay off 10,000 jobs, following the 11,000 cuts in November.
  • Redfin: Reduced its workforce by 4%, eliminating 201 positions.
  • Apple: Laid off a small number of corporate retail roles.

March 2023:

  • Netflix: Confirmed “handful of layoffs,” exact number undisclosed.
  • Roku: Let go of around 200 employees, approximately 6% of its workforce.
  • Unacademy: Laid off over 350 roles, equivalent to 12% of its workforce.
  • Shift Technologies: Cut 30% of its workforce.
  • Lucid: Laid off 1,300 employees, about 18% of its workforce.
  • GitHub: Eliminated over 100 jobs in South Asian market, including its entire engineering team in India.
  • Disney: Planned three rounds of layoffs, affecting around 7,000 employees.
  • Salesforce: Potential additional layoffs, following the 10% cut in January.
  • Accenture: Announced 19,000 job cuts, approximately 2.5% of its workforce.
  • Indeed: Laid off 2,200 employees, equivalent to 15% of its staff.
  • Roofstock: Reduced its workforce by 27%, approximately 100 employees.
  • Twitch: Cut 400 employees.
  • Amazon: Announced another round of layoffs, impacting 9,000 people. Also shutting down DPReview.
  • Livespace: Laid off at least 100 employees, about 2% of the company’s workforce.
  • Course Hero: Cut 15% of staff, eliminating 42 roles.
  • Klaviyo: Laid off 140 employees across all teams.
  • Microsoft: Laid off an entire AI innovation team. Additionally, 559 workers were laid off in Bellevue and Redmond.
  • Meta: Confirmed 10,000 job cuts, following the previous 11,000 reductions.
  • Y Combinator: Reduced staff by 20%, impacting 17 team members.
  • Salesforce (continued): Some employees learned about their layoffs in March, in addition to the January announcement.
  • Atlassian: Cut 500 employees, equivalent to 5% of its workforce.
  • SiriusXM: Laid off 475 employees, approximately 8% of its workforce.
  • Alerzo: Laid off 15% of its workforce, around 800 employees.
  • Cerebral: Reduced staff by 15%, approximately 285 employees.
  • Waymo: Conducted a second round of layoffs, letting go of 209 employees or 8% of its workforce.
  • Thoughtworks: Cut around 4% of its global workforce, about 500 employees.

February 2023:

  • Twitter: Laid off over 200 employees.
  • Poshmark: Affected less than 2% of its workforce, primarily in the U.S.
  • Green Labs: Planned layoffs impacting at least 50% of its workforce.
  • Chipper Cash: Conducted a second round of layoffs, letting go of almost one-third of its workforce, about 100 employees.
  • Evernote: Confirmed laying off 129 people.
  • Jumia: Cut 20% of its staff, over 900 positions.
  • Convoy: Laid off workers and closed its Atlanta office.
  • Sprinklr: Impacted over 100 employees, about 4% of its workforce.
  • iRobot: Reduced its workforce by 7%, approximately 85 employees.
  • Twilio: Cut around 17% of its global workforce, about 1,400 people.
  • GitHub: Reduced staff by 10%, impacting about 114 employees.
  • Yahoo: Cut 20% of its staff in the adtech business, impacting 1,600 employees.
  • GitLab: Laid off about 7% of its staff, approximately 114 people.
  • Affirm: Reduced staff by 19%, about 500 employees, and shut down its crypto unit.
  • Zoom: Laid off 15% of its staff, or 1,300 people.
  • VinFast: Exact number undisclosed, but an estimated 35 roles were affected.
  • Dell: Announced layoffs impacting 6,650 people, or 5% of its workforce.
  • Getaround: Laid off 10% of staff, about 42 employees.
  • Pinterest: Cut 150 employees, the second round of layoffs in recent weeks.
  • Rivian: Conducted a second round of layoffs, letting go of 6% of its workforce.

January 2023:

  • SoFi Technologies: Cut 65 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
  • NetApp: Laid off 8% of its staff, approximately 960 people.
  • Groupon: Impacted another 500 employees.
  • Impossible Foods: Affected 20% of its staff, over 100 employees.
  • PayPal: Laid off 2,000 employees, equivalent to 7% of its workforce.
  • Arrival: Reduced its workforce by 50%, letting go of 800 employees.
  • Waymo: Conducted layoffs, exact impact unknown.
  • Spotify: Laid off around 6% of its global workforce, approximately 600 employees.
  • Alphabet: Announced layoffs affecting 6% of its global workforce, equivalent to 12,000 employees.
  • Fandom: Laid off an undisclosed number of employees, impacting around 10% of its staff.
  • Swiggy: Laid off 380 employees and closed its meat marketplace.
  • Sophos: Cut 10% of its global workforce, about 450 employees.
  • Microsoft: Announced layoffs impacting 10,000 employees.
  • GoMechanic: Laid off 70% of its workforce.
  • Clearco: Impacted 30% of its staff.
  • ShareChat: Conducted a second round of layoffs, affecting 20% of its workforce, over 400 employees.
  • SmartNews: Reduced its workforce by 40%, about 120 employees.
  • Intrinsic: Laid off 40 employees, around 20% of its headcount.
  • Greenlight: Cut 104 employees, over 21% of its workforce.
  • Career Karma: Laid off 22 employees across its global and domestic workforce.
  • DirectTV: Planned to lay off about 10% of its management staff.
  • Informatica: Cut 7% of its workforce, around 450 employees.
  • Carta: Laid off 10% of its staff, approximately 200 employees.
  • Citizen: Impacted 33 staff members.
  • Coinbase: Laid off 950 employees, about 20% of its workforce.
  • SuperRare: Laid off 30% of its staff.
  • Amazon: Announced layoffs affecting over 18,000 roles. Also ending AmazonSmile.
  • Salesforce: Cut 10% of its workforce, impacting over 7,000 employees.
  • Vimeo: Reduced its workforce by 11%.
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