Today's news that Microsoft will cut 10,000 employees adds an exclamation point to a year of massive tech staff cuts. The announcement moves the software titan into third place on the list of biggest staff reduction—a veritable who's who of the world's preeminent technology makers trying to grapple with the post-pandemic economic downturn.
The Standard has tracked 12,000 layoffs in San Francisco alone so far this month. And though the pace of staff cuts picked up in late 2022, one analysis shows that January is actually the biggest month of the year for headcount reductions.
The Standard compiled the list below from news reports and Layoffs.fyi to show the top U.S. tech companies in terms of the total number of layoffs issued in the past year.
Correction: The list in this article was updated to include data from original news reports in addition to Layoffs.fyi, which resulted in a revised ranking.