Bay Area tech layoffs top grim milestone after jobs cuts by Meta, Nuro, others

The latest disclosures of local layoffs by Facebook owner Meta Platforms, along with recently revealed cutbacks by other companies, have shoved the number of tech job cuts in the Bay Area far beyond a grim milestone.

Tech companies have revealed plans to eliminate nearly 25,000 jobs during 2022 and so far in 2023, according to this news organization’s analysis of numerous WARN notices that employers have filed with the state Employment Development Department.

Meta Platforms, whose apps include Facebook and Instagram, has reported to state labor officials that it has decided to chop 1,125 jobs in the Bay Area.

These are the details of the most recent layoffs by Meta Platforms and the number of employees affected by the staffing reductions in each city.

  • Menlo Park, 528 job cuts
  • San Francisco, 311 layoffs
  • Sunnyvale, 169 staff reductions
  • Fremont, 117 job cuts

The layoffs by Meta Platforms are slated to take effect on or around July 28 of this year, the WARN notices show.

These layoffs appear to be part of a second round of worldwide staffing reductions that Meta Platforms had foreshadowed in a blog post earlier this year by the company’s co-founder and top boss Mark Zuckerburg.

The two major layoff announcements by Meta Platforms have resulted in three publicly disclosed rounds of employment reductions in the Bay Area. All three rounds of layoffs were slated to occur this year. Some have taken place while others are scheduled to transpire.

Meta Platforms has now sketched out decisions to eliminate well over 5,000 jobs in the Bay Area in the wake of the three waves of WARN filings with the EDD, a review of the reports shows.

Still, the staffing reductions by the social network behemoth are far from the only recent revelations of layoffs by tech companies in the Bay Area.

Besides Meta Platforms, here are the details of other recent layoffs involving tech jobs in the Bay Area:

  • Enrollease, a software company and unit of Employee Navigator, 25 staffing reductions in San Francisco
  • Johnson Matthey Medical Device Components, 65 layoffs in San Jose
  • Nuro, a software and robotics company, 252 job cuts in Mountain View
  • Lyft, a provider of ride-hailing services, 383 staff cutbacks in San Francisco
  • Dropbox, a file hosting service, 182 layoffs in San Francisco

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