Business Insider: Laid-off Google employees are turning to a Discord server with nearly 18,000 members for emotional support and financial advice

Business Insider: Laid-off Google employees are turning to a Discord server with nearly 18,000 members for emotional support and financial advice. “Google employees who were recently laid off have joined a Discord server to get emotional support and financial tips after departing from the tech giant. ‘Google Post-Layoffs’ has more than 17,800 members, comprised of laid-off Google staff, current employees, former workers who left prior to the job cuts, recruiters, and journalists.”

The Stack: After 20 years at Google, there were no flowers, no card, and no goodbye

The Stack: After 20 years at Google, there were no flowers, no card, and no goodbye. “On Friday staff at the company’s New York offices had queued to try and get in to work after mass Google layoffs. If their passes flashed green, they still had a job. If they flashed red, they had been let go. For many, a terminating email had come in overnight and then their access to corporate email shut down in the morning before they left for the office. It was, said one observer, all a bit ‘Squid Game’.”

‘You might wanna look up if you might be getting laid off’: Woman shares database you can check to see if your company is about to do layoffs (Daily Dot)

Daily Dot: ‘You might wanna look up if you might be getting laid off’: Woman shares database you can check to see if your company is about to do layoffs. “Recession anxiety and layoff anxiety are real in 2023, and a TikToker has taken to the platform to show that companies might indicate online when they’re about to do layoffs. The video comes from Seattle-based creator Emma, who generated more than 589,000 views as of Saturday for her information about the Department of Labor’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act — and how you can use it to tell if your company’s about to lay people off.”

News.com.au: Google worker documents ‘a day in my life getting laid off’ in viral TikTok

News.com.au: Google worker documents ‘a day in my life getting laid off’ in viral TikTok. “The viral trend of young employees at tech firms like Google, Meta, Twitter and LinkedIn showing off their ritzy workplace benefits, while seemingly doing little actual work, has sparked debate online in recent months, with some blasting the companies as ‘adult daycare’. But with the once-unassailable tech sector facing a huge downturn, many of those same employees are now facing the axe.”

TechCrunch: Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator, severely impacted by Alphabet mass layoffs

TechCrunch: Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator, severely impacted by Alphabet mass layoffs. “Area 120, the Google in-house incubator responsible for products such as Checks, Tables, Stack and ThreadBite, has been significantly affected by broader layoffs at Google parent company Alphabet. A spokesperson tells TechCrunch via email that the majority of the Area 120 team has been ‘winded down,’ and that only three projects from the division will graduate later this year into core Google product areas.”

CNBC: Twitter is down to fewer than 550 full-time engineers

CNBC: Twitter is down to fewer than 550 full-time engineers. “Twitter’s full-time headcount has dwindled to approximately 1,300 employees, including fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title, according to internal records viewed by CNBC. Around 75 of the company’s 1,300 employees are on leave including about 40 engineers. The company’s trust and safety team, which makes policy recommendations, design and product changes with the aim of keeping all of Twitter’s users safe, is down to fewer than 20 full-time employees.”

CNBC: Google to lay off 12,000 people — read the memo CEO Sundar Pichai sent to staff

CNBC: Google to lay off 12,000 people — read the memo CEO Sundar Pichai sent to staff. “Google said on Friday that it will be laying off 12,000 people from its workforce, adding to the slew of major U.S. tech companies cutting jobs amid fears of an oncoming recession. Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, said in an email sent to the company’s staff Friday that the firm will begin making layoffs in the U.S. immediately.”

Washington Post: Hate speech rises on Twitter in its largest markets after Musk takeover

Washington Post: Hate speech rises on Twitter in its largest markets after Musk takeover. “Musk has fired or accepted resignations from about three-fourths of Twitter’s employees since his $44 billion takeover at the end of October. He has also terminated thousands of contractors who were monitoring the site for slurs and threats. Those cuts went deepest outside North America, where more than 75 percent of the company’s 280 million daily users live and where Twitter already had fewer moderators who understood local languages and cultural references and where the political landscape could be chaotic and prone to violence.”

CNBC: Crypto.com to cut 20% jobs as industry rout deepens after FTX collapse

CNBC: Crypto.com to cut 20% jobs as industry rout deepens after FTX collapse. “The Singapore-based company’s announcement comes amid concerns about reserves and solvency across the sector, and only a few days after rival exchanges Coinbase Global Inc and Huobi announced their plans to lay off about 20% of their staff. A source told Reuters last week that Genesis, too, had cut jobs, equating to 30% of its workforce.”

The Verge: Parler’s parent company has laid off a majority of its staff

The Verge: Parler’s parent company has laid off a majority of its staff. “Parlement Technologies, the parent company of ‘censorship-free’ social media platform Parler, has laid off a majority of its staff and most of its chief executives over the last few weeks. The sudden purge of staff has thrown the future of Parler, one of the first conservative alternatives to mainstream platforms, into question.”

Financial Times: Twitter hit with legal challenge from former UK staff

Financial Times: Twitter hit with legal challenge from former UK staff. “Twitter already faces at least 200 legal complaints in the US — in the form of arbitration demands — and four class action lawsuits from those affected by the lay-offs there, said labour rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, whose firm Lichten has filed the disputes. Separately on Monday evening, Mike Clancy, general secretary for the UK trade union Prospect, wrote to Twitter raising the same concerns as Winckworth and urged the platform to “pause the redundancy process” and meet with the union, according to a copy of the letter seen by the FT.”

PC Gamer: Coinbase lays off nearly 1,000 more employees, blaming FTX ‘contagion’ and economic downturn

PC Gamer: Coinbase lays off nearly 1,000 more employees, blaming FTX ‘contagion’ and economic downturn. “One of the biggest crypto exchange platforms in the world, Coinbase, is undergoing a massive round of layoffs. Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong said that the company will reduce its operating expense by 25% and let go of 950 employees.”

The Wrap: Twitter Offers Former Staffers One-Third Promised Severance, Demands Silence Agreement

The Wrap: Twitter Offers Former Staffers One-Third Promised Severance, Demands Silence Agreement. “Hundreds of former Twitter employees waiting for the severance pay Elon Musk promised when he canned them in November will be required to sign away all rights to bring claims against the company or even speak out about the platform for the rest of their lives before they get any cash, a lawyer representing the workers says.”