'I Got to Break Free': Laid-Off Tech Workers Search For New Purpose Outside Silicon Valley
Free of the tech industry's "golden handcuffs," laid-off workers are finding more meaningful work at fashion startups, wineries, and neighborhood retail shops. “I'm not above anything or below anything,” one laid-off tech manager said.
CNET Workers Unionize as ‘Automated Technology Threatens Our Jobs’
Around 100 workers have organized in response to the company’s restructuring plans, massive layoffs, and plans for AI content.
The Future Is Here, and It’s Being Sent Home To Wait To Find Out if You’ve Lost Your Job
After pushing in-person work, McDonald's sent corporate employees home this week so the company could conduct layoffs remotely—a "new tactic" that could become common in the hybrid era, HR experts say.
Lawyers Unsure Whether Workers Who Agreed Not To Can Now Disparage Former Bosses
What does this week's NLRB decision mean for the people who already signed such non-disparagement clauses but deeply want to disparage their terrible former bosses? The answer is unclear, almost chaotically so.
Companies Can’t Ask You to Shut up to Receive Severance, NLRB Rules
The board reverses two previous decisions that held that such severance agreements were lawful. Limits on free speech have become increasingly common aspect of many severance agreements.
Real Estate Giant Compass to Lay Off Significant Number of Tech Employees
CEO Robert Reffkin said that the layoffs were "necessary" in order for the company to navigate the current downturn.
CEO Posted Crying Selfie After Layoffs To Show Execs Are ‘Normal People’ Too
The CEO of HyperSocial, which specializes in services like optimizing LinkedIn posts, faced criticism for making the layoffs about himself, but said he simply wanted to share his journey.
Business Is Booming for Layoff Specialists: ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’
Unfamiliar with the layoff process, overwhelmed tech firms are flooding experts with requests for help. “HR departments are scrambling,” one CEO said.
Coinbase Cuts Employees’ Access to Work Email, Docs Before Laying Them Off
“This is not the experience I wanted for you,” CEO Brian Armstrong wrote before turning off their access to workplace systems.
TomTom Says Its New Automation Tools Are So Good It Will Lay Off 500 Employees
Remember TomTom? It’s still around, just another tech company laying people off.
Patreon CEO Posts YouTube Apology for Firing 36 People As Valuation Rises to $4 Billion
In a video, CEO Jack Conte said the layoffs were part of plan to changes to how Patreon would operate internally and develop its platform.
7 People Talk About Job Hunting for Months During the Pandemic
"My laptop broke two weeks ago, and it has my resumé on it. It’ll cost $300–$400 to fix, which is an unimaginable amount of money right now."