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  • Funding to Indian startups sinks to a 5-year-low in January as funding winter worsens Feb 02, 2023 11:13 AM IST

    Funding to Indian startups sinks to a 5-year-low in January as funding winter worsens

    At least 15 startups, including the most-funded unicorns, let go of close to 3,000 employees in January, taking the total tally of layoffs to more than 20,000 since the start of 2022​

  • This comedian’s video on tech layoffs is caustic humour at its finest Jan 31, 2023 11:30 AM IST

    This comedian’s video on tech layoffs is caustic humour at its finest

    Comedian Shraddha Jain was calm, collected and caustic in a video offering her take on widespread layoffs in the tech industry.

  • Google legal executive laid off at 2 am while feeding his newborn Jan 31, 2023 11:26 AM IST

    Google legal executive laid off at 2 am while feeding his newborn

    Google layoffs: Taking to LinkedIn like many of his former colleagues, the Los Angeles-based legal executive narrated how get got to know about his job loss at 2 am, while he was feeding his newborn.

  • Google has laid off its director of mental health and wellbeing Jan 31, 2023 08:47 AM IST

    Google has laid off its director of mental health and wellbeing

    Google has laid off its director of mental health and wellbeing in ongoing job cuts that will affect 6% of its workforce.

  • CEO faces backlash for 'tone-deaf' layoff email quoting Martin Luther King Jr Jan 30, 2023 12:20 PM IST

    CEO faces backlash for 'tone-deaf' layoff email quoting Martin Luther King Jr

    PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada also termed the job cuts as 'refinements' instead of layoffs. Twitter users who saw the email hit out at her for celebrating promotions given to employees in the same email in which she announced the layoffs.

  • Tiger Global closes zero India startup deals in January for first time in 2 years Jan 30, 2023 11:34 AM IST

    Tiger Global closes zero India startup deals in January for first time in 2 years

    Tiger Global turning cautious and going slow on investments suggest a painful period for startups in the country that thrive on private equity and venture capital funding.

  • Ex Google employee claims he was fired after being groped by top woman executive: reports Jan 30, 2023 10:17 AM IST

    Ex Google employee claims he was fired after being groped by top woman executive: reports

    The ex Google worker, in his lawsuit, claims that the company’s human resources department did not take action after he complained about the alleged incident.

  • Google recruiter laid off in the middle of a call: ‘Dream job, did not expect…’ Jan 28, 2023 10:56 AM IST

    Google recruiter laid off in the middle of a call: ‘Dream job, did not expect…’

    Many Google employees have reported being abruptly blocked from their work accounts.

  • TN Hari on tech layoffs: Companies must be generous with severance Jan 27, 2023 11:39 AM IST

    TN Hari on tech layoffs: Companies must be generous with severance

    Tech companies hiring aggressively only to find themselves bloated and facing skills mismatches isn’t anything new. But go about layoffs compassionately

  • Shiv Visvanathan writes on tech layoffs: The real sadness is our entrenched silence to a tragedy Jan 27, 2023 11:09 AM IST

    Shiv Visvanathan writes on tech layoffs: The real sadness is our entrenched silence to a tragedy

    The heartless conduct of big tech companies who have casually announced massive layoffs thrusts the stigma of failure on hapless employees

  • Google employee sacked after his mother died of cancer: ‘Slap in the face’ Jan 27, 2023 08:22 AM IST

    Google employee sacked after his mother died of cancer: ‘Slap in the face’

    Google layoffs: A San Francisco-based software engineer was terminated just days after he returned from his bereavement leave.

  • Watch: Google employee documents the moment she was laid off Jan 26, 2023 03:48 PM IST

    Watch: Google employee documents the moment she was laid off

    A former Google employee has documented the moment she realised she had been laid off by the IT giant.

  • Google layoffs: Massage therapists among 12,000 employees laid off Jan 26, 2023 01:03 PM IST

    Google layoffs: Massage therapists among 12,000 employees laid off

    Google layoffs: 27 in-house massage therapists were laid off, with 24 in Google’s Mountain View office and three in the Southern California markets of Los Angeles and Irvine, CNBC reported.

  • Decoding the aftereffects of layoffs: Non-tech jobs gain an edge, startups lose sheen Jan 26, 2023 11:45 AM IST

    Decoding the aftereffects of layoffs: Non-tech jobs gain an edge, startups lose sheen

    The Tech sector has lost its sheen in terms of talent demand. It's not an employees’ market and startups are no longer everyone’s choice as career starters.

  • Big Tech is firing employees by the thousands. Why? And how worried should we be? Jan 26, 2023 10:22 AM IST

    Big Tech is firing employees by the thousands. Why? And how worried should we be?

    In the last year, more than 70,000 people globally have been laid off by Big Tech companies and that doesn't count the downstream effect of contractors (and other organisations) losing business as budgets tighten.

  • Tech Layoff: H-1B visa holders set to find new jobs in Chicago Jan 26, 2023 09:42 AM IST

    Tech Layoff: H-1B visa holders set to find new jobs in Chicago

    More than 35 firms in the Chicago region are willing to hire workers on H-1B visas, given to foreign employees in specialty occupations such as software engineering.

  • Check how many Indians are concerned about threat of job layoff in a survey Jan 25, 2023 02:30 PM IST

    Check how many Indians are concerned about threat of job layoff in a survey

    In its second edition of India Union Budget survey, Kantar found that consumers expect an announcement in policy changes with respect to income tax, with increasing basic income tax exemption limit from current Rs 2.5 lakh being the most common expectation.

  • US President Joe Biden understands first-hand impact layoffs can have on family: White House Jan 25, 2023 06:40 AM IST

    US President Joe Biden understands first-hand impact layoffs can have on family: White House

    On January 20, Google axed 12,000 jobs across the globe, its CEO Sundar Pichai announced, becoming the latest tech giant after Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon to retrench staff en mass amid the global economic downturn.

  • Ashneer Grover’s suggestion to avoid layoffs: Band-aid or long-term solution? Jan 24, 2023 03:01 PM IST

    Ashneer Grover’s suggestion to avoid layoffs: Band-aid or long-term solution?

    Former co-founder and MD of BharatPe, suggests salary reduction as an alternative to mass firings. Easier said than done, says many. Many others say taking gig workers on a project-by-project basis by paying them higher would be a better option.

  • 14 Indian startups have sacked over 2,100 employees in the first three weeks of 2023 Jan 24, 2023 12:28 PM IST

    14 Indian startups have sacked over 2,100 employees in the first three weeks of 2023

    The number of layoffs has crossed last year’s three-week average of around 1,060 sackings as more companies take up the layoff route to stay afloat amid a stubborn funding winter.

  • Wipro: Employee union writes to labour dept over firm terminating offers of 452 freshers Jan 23, 2023 05:07 PM IST

    Wipro: Employee union writes to labour dept over firm terminating offers of 452 freshers

    Earlier today, NITES had stated that it 'strongly condemns the unethical layoffs done by Wipro' and will be submitting a complaint to the labour department for an inquiry.

  • Thousands of Indian IT professionals now jobless, scrambling for options to stay in US Jan 23, 2023 04:56 PM IST

    Thousands of Indian IT professionals now jobless, scrambling for options to stay in US

    In one of the WhatsApp groups, there are more than 800 jobless Indian IT workers who are circulating among themselves vacancies appearing in the country.

  • Bucking the trend: Amid global layoffs, Indian banks look to add more staff Jan 23, 2023 01:32 PM IST

    Bucking the trend: Amid global layoffs, Indian banks look to add more staff

    Several Indian banks added thousands of employees in 2022, even as global banking giants cut their workforce by thousands

  • Arvind Kejriwal asks Centre to take note of mass layoffs in tech firms, take right steps Jan 23, 2023 12:41 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal asks Centre to take note of mass layoffs in tech firms, take right steps

    Several multi nationals have retrenched in the recent past leading to job cuts in the US and other countries.

  • Employee union to approach labour department over Wipro terminating offers of 452 freshers Jan 23, 2023 11:35 AM IST

    Employee union to approach labour department over Wipro terminating offers of 452 freshers

    The Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), a union of IT employees, said that it 'strongly condemns the unethical layoffs done by Wipro'