Tracking layoffs: Latest companies cutting jobs

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Job cuts continue in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a majority of announced layoffs coming from the tech industry. The string of layoffs come in the face of uncertain economic conditions.

We're tracking the latest layoffs here in the Bay Area and beyond, and we'll continue to update the list below as we hear of anything new. Be sure to watch this space for the latest layoff news. Have a tip? Email us at

Google restructures finance team as part of AI shift

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat said in a memo on Wednesday, April 17 that Google is restructuring its finance organization, a move that will include layoffs and relocations, according to a report from CNBC.

Apple cutting over 600 jobs in California

Apple will lay off 614 workers in California, according to a new state filing viewed by CNBC on April 4, the company's first significant round of job cuts since the pandemic. Apple is based in Cupertino.

PayPal cutting 2,500 jobs

PayPal will cut 9% of its global workforce, or about 2,500 jobs, CEO Alex Chriss wrote Tuesday in an internal letter to employees, which was viewed by CNBC on Jan. 30. PayPal is based in San Jose.

Levi Strauss to lay off 10% of its workforce

Levi Strauss will lay off at least 10% of its global corporate workforce as part of a restructuring, the apparel retailer said Jan. 26. Levi Strauss is based in San Francisco.

eBay to eliminate 1,000 jobs

San Jose-based eBay on Jan. 23 announced it's laying off 1,000 full-time employees, or about 9% of its workforce.

Google lays off hundreds of employees

Google in early January cut several hundred jobs across the company as it continues to push for efficiency and focus on its "biggest product priorities," a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. The Mountain View-based company said the layoffs will impact employees in Google's central engineering, hardware and Assistant teams.

Pizza Hut to lay off 1,200 delivery drivers

About 1,200 Pizza Hut delivery drivers across California will lose their jobs, Business Insider reported on Dec. 22, 2023.

It’s been a brutal January for many tech workers in the Bay Area, even as our overall economy gets a big AI-related boost. Scott Budman reports.

Google cuts dozens of jobs in news division

Google cut at least 40 jobs in its news division, CNBC reported Wednesday, Oct. 18. The tech giant is based in Mountain View.

LinkedIn cuts more than 600 workers, about 3% of workforce

LinkedIn said Monday, Oct. 16, that it would be laying off a total of 668 people across its engineering, product, talent and finance teams. This is the company's second round of cuts this year, with LinkedIn also announcing in May it would be laying off around 700 people.

Qualcomm to cut roughly 1,258 jobs in California

Semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm plans to lay off over 1,200 workers from its offices in Santa Clara and San Diego, according to an Oct. 12 report from CNBC. The cuts amount to around 2.5% of the company's workforce.

Dropbox to lay off 500 workers

Dropbox on Thursday, April 27 announced plans to cut 500 employees, or about 16% of its workforce, according to a blog post on the San Francisco-based company's website.

Ride-hailing company Lyft to lay off hundreds

Ride-hailing company Lyft, based in San Francisco, announced in a memo on its company blog Friday, April 21 it will be cutting jobs, with the Wall Street Journal reporting the number at about 1,200, or 30% of the company's workforce. CEO Risher indicated in the letter that an email will be sent to employees Thursday, April 27 detailing their employent status.

Electronic Arts to cut 800 jobs

Video game giant Electronic Arts, based in Redwood City, is cutting 6% of its workforce, equal to about 800 jobs, and reducing office space, the company said Thursday, March 30, according to a report from CNBC.

Lucid to cut 1,300 workers

Lucid said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it plans to cut about 18% of its workforce, or roughly 1,300 employees, as part of a larger restructuring to reduce costs as it works to ramp up production of its Air luxury sedan, CNBC reports. The electronic vehicle maker is based in Newark.

Disney to begin first phase of 7,000 layoffs

Disney will begin layoffs this week, the first of three rounds before the beginning of the summer that result in about 7,000 job cuts, according to CNBC, citing a memo sent by CEO Bob Iger.

Amazon to lay off 9,000 more

Amazon will lay off 9,000 more employees in the coming weeks, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to staff on Monday, March 20, according to a CNBC report. The Seattle-based tech giant has employees across the globe and said the cuts will be in its cloud computing, advertising, human resources and Twitch units.

Facebook parent Meta to cut 10,000 more

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post on Tuesday, March 14 that the company will lay off 10,000 employees and will not fill 5,000 open positions as the Menlo Park-based company continues to trim expenses, according to a CNBC report.

Facebook parent Meta plans more layoffs

Facebook parent Meta, based in Menlo Park, is planning another round of layoffs that could affect thousands of workers, according to CNBC, citing a Bloomberg News report on March 7.

Rivian cuts 240 workers at Palo Alto office

Electric truck maker Rivian is cutting 240 more workers at its Palo Alto offices, according to a March 2 report from the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The latest layoffs follow 300 cuts from the Irvine, California-based company last fall.

Zscaler plans to lay off 150 workers

Cloud security firm Zscaler, based in San Jose, says it is planning to lay off 150 employees and take an $8 million to $10 million charge in fiscal 2023, according to a March 2 report in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Zoom cuts 200 Bay Area employees

San Jose-based Zoom plans to lay off around 200 Bay Area employees, the East Bay Times reported Wednesday, March 1. The job cuts are part of the Feb. 7 announcement Zoom made of slashing 15% of its workforce.

Waymo lays off 209 employees

Waymo, Alphabet Inc's self-driving technology unit, will cut 8% of its workforce, Reuters reported Wednesday, March 1. This is the second round of layoffs from the Mountain View-based company this year.

Evernote cuts 65 employees

Redwood City-based Evernote has laid off 65 employees, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Velodyne lays off over 200 in San Jose after merger

Velodyne Lidar laid off more than 200 workers at its San Jose office, including the CEO and CTO, after it completed a merger with Ouster in early February, according to a report from the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

DocuSign to lay off 700 employees

E-signature software company DocuSign on Thursday, Feb. 16, announced plans to cut around 10% of its workforce (about 700 employees). The company is based in San Francisco.

Yahoo to lay off 20% of its workforce

Yahoo plans to cut more than 20% of its workforce by the end of 2023, eliminating 1,000 positions by the end of this week alone, the company said in a statement Thursday, Feb. 9. The company is based in Sunnyvale.

Disney to cut 7,000 jobs

Disney on Wednesday, Feb. 8, said it would be eliminating 7,000 jobs from its workforce, according to CNBC. The company is based in Burbank.

Ebay laying off 500 employees

Ebay on Tuesday, Feb. 7, announced plans to cut 500 jobs, or about 4% of its workforce, CNBC reports. Ebay is based in San Jose.

Zoom to slash 15% of its workforce

Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 7, announced plans to cut about 1,300 workers, or 15% of its workforce. Zoom is based in San Jose.

Dell to lay off 6,650 workers

Dell on Monday, Feb. 6, announced it will cut 6,650 employees, or 5% of its workforce, CNBC reports. The company is based in Texas.

Autodesk slashing 250 jobs

Autodesk Inc. in February announced plans to cut 250 jobs, Bloomberg reports. The company is based in San Francisco.

PayPal to cut 2,000 Jobs

PayPal on Tuesday, Jan. 31, announced plans to lay off 2,000 employees, or around 7% of its workforce, according to a release posted to the company's website. Dan Schulman, president and CEO of the San Jose-based company, cited the "challenging macroeconomic environment."

Workday to lay off 3% of workforce

Workday, a cloud-only business planning software company, will lay off 3% of its employees, the Pleasanton-based company’s co-CEOs wrote in a message to employees Tuesday, Jan. 31, according to a report from CNBC.

Intel more than doubles its layoffs

Chip giant Intel is doubling down on its layoffs, according to a report from the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

After announcing in December 2022 it was going to cut about 200 workers in California, the Santa Clara-based company said Friday, Jan. 20, it's cutting more than twice that many, the journal reported.

Google to lay off 12,000 workers

Mountain View-based Google announced Friday morning, Jan. 20, it will lay off 12,000 people from its workforce, according to an email to employees sent by CEO Sundar Pichai and posted to the company blog.

Microsoft laying off 10,000 employees

Microsoft said it's letting go of 10,000 employees as the software maker braces for slower revenue growth, CNBC reported on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

In October, Microsoft confirmed that it let go of less than 1% of employees. The cuts impacted fewer than 1,000 people, according to an Axios report which cited an unnamed person. Microsoft is based in Washington.

Stitch Fix to cut 20% of staff

Stich Fix will cut 20% of its staff, CNBC reported Thursday, Jan. 5. The company is based in San Francisco.

Slack slashes 10% of product and engineering

San Francisco-based Slack is cutting 10% of its produce and engineering organization, Business Insider reports.

Amazon cutting 18,000 jobs

Amazon will slash over 18,000 jobs, a bigger number than the company initially said it would be eliminating last year.

Intel to cut 200 employees

Santa Clara-based Intel on Tuesday, Dec. 6, said it will lay off about 200 employees. The cuts include employees at the chip maker's Folsom office.

BuzzFeed will slash 12% of workforce

BuzzFeed on Tuesday, Dec. 6, announced plans to cut its workforce by nearly 12%, or around 180 staffers. The media company is based in New York with offices in Los Angeles.

DoorDash lays off 1,250 employees

San Francisco-based DoorDash will cut 1,250 workers, CEO Tony Xu said in a message to employees on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Kraken cuts 1,100 workers

Kraken, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges, is laying off about 30% of its headcount, or 1,100 people, "in order to adapt to current market conditions," co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell said Wednesday, Nov. 30. Kraken was based in San Francisco.

Synthego slashes 20% of staff

Redwood City biotech company Synthego will lay off 105 employees, the company confirmed to NBC Bay Area on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Roku to cut 200 jobs

San Jose-based Roku Inc. plans to cut about 200 U.S.-based employees, or about 5% of its workforce, citing a challenging advertising landscape, according to a Thursday, Nov. 17 report from Marketwatch.

Cisco to lay off 4,100 employees

San Jose-based Cisco plan to cut 5% of its staff, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Asana to slash 9% of workforce

San Francisco-based software company Asana reportedly will cut 97 employees, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Protocol to let entire staff go

Tech news website Protocol will shut down and lay off dozens of staffers, CNN reported Tuesday, Nov. 15. Protocol is based in Washington, D.C., with offices in San Francisco and New York.

Amazon to lay off 10,000 employees

Amazon is planning to lay off approximately 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, according to a report from The New York Times. More from CNBC here.

Juul cuts 400 jobs

Vaping company Juul Labs announced Thursday, Nov. 10, it was laying off 400 staffers. The company previously housed its headquarters in San Francisco before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2020.

Meta slashes 11,000 jobs

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 11,000 people, about 13% of its workforce, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to employees Wednesday, Nov. 10. Meta is based in Menlo Park.

A total of 21 Bay Area companies have announced layoffs this month and that list now includes Meta. NBC Bay Area’s Raj Mathai spoke to Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman for some insight.

Salesforce lays off hundreds

San Francisco-based Salesforce cut fewer than 1,000 employees, CNBC reports citing a person familiar with the move. The layoffs were announced Monday, Nov. 7.

Stripe cuts around 1,100 jobs

Online payments giant Stripe is laying off roughly 14% of its staff, CEO Patrick Collison wrote in a memo to staff on Nov. 3. The company is based in San Francisco.

Lyft drops 13% of its staff

San Francisco-based Lyft announced early November it would cut 13% of its staff, or about 700 jobs.

Twitter lays off around 3,700 employees

Shortly after closing his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, Musk in early November cut around 3,700 employees. That's about half the staff. Twitter is based in San Francisco.

On Nov. 13, CNBC reported that Twitter terminated a large number of its contract workers according to internal communications viewed by the cable channel, all without giving full-time employees who worked with them any advanced notice.

NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman provides the latest on layoffs at Twitter.

Chime cuts 160 jobs

Fintech company and San Francisco-based Chime laid off 12% of its workforce, or about 160 employees. The announcement was made in early November.

Coinbase slashes more jobs

Coinbase is reportedly laying off 60 more workers. In June, the company announced it cut 18% of full-time jobs, translating to a reduction of around 1,100 people. Coinbase was based in San Francisco, but has since moved into a "remote first environment."

Coinbase, the crypto currency exchange headquartered in San Francisco, recently laid off 1,100 employees. Sergio Quintana reports.

Shopify lays off 1,000 workers

In July, Canada-based Shopify announced it laid off 1,000 workers, which equals 10% of its global employees.

Snap lays off 20% of its workforce

In late August, Snap announced it laid off over 1,000 employees, which equates to 20% of its workforce. The social media company is based in Santa Monica.

Robinhood slashes 31% of its staff

Retail brokerage firm Robinhood cut 23% of its staff in August, after slashing 9% of its workforce in April. Robinhood is based in Menlo Park.

Tesla lays off 10% of salaried workers

In June, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in an email to all employees that the company is cutting 10% of salaried workers. Tesla is based in Austin and has a manufacturing plant in Fremont.

Netflix cuts around 450 jobs

Netflix announced two rounds of layoffs earlier this year. In May, the streaming service eliminated 150 jobs after Netflix reported its first subscriber loss in a decade. In late June, the Los Gatos-based company announced another 300 layoffs.

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