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Google, Rivian Cut Jobs as Bay Area Tech Layoffs Continue

Silicon Valley is seeing even more job cuts, this time from search engine giant Google and Tesla competitor Rivian Automotive.

(TNS) — Google and Rivian Automotive have decided to trim more tech jobs in the Bay Area, official state government filings show, a disquieting reminder that the crucial industry continues to hunt for ways to slash labor costs.

The two tech companies disclosed their decisions for more Bay Area layoffs in filings sent to the state Employment Development Department.

Google has decided to trim 57 jobs in San Francisco. These arrive on the heels of Google’s recent decision to cut 50 jobs in Sunnyvale.

Rivian Automotive intends to cut 29 jobs in Palo Alto. The electric vehicle maker also decided to cut jobs in Southern California.

Both companies said the layoffs would be permanent, according to the filings with the state EDD.

Google said it planned to make its layoffs effective on June 9.

Rivian Automotive said its staffing reductions would take place on June 18.

Since the tech industry’s bouts of layoffs began more than two years ago, these 10 companies have eliminated the most tech jobs in the Bay Area. The period stretches from January 2022 to early May 2024:
  • Facebook app owner Meta Platforms, 5,195 layoffs
  • Tesla, 3,051 job cuts
  • Google, 2,564 staffing reductions
  • Cisco Systems, 1,754 layoffs
  • Broadcom, 1,267 job cuts
  • Salesforce, 1,202 staff cutbacks
  • Intel, 1,064 layoffs
  • Twitter, 900 job cuts
  • PayPal, 772 staffing reductions
  • LinkedIn, 711 layoffs

Plus, Apple revealed plans for layoffs that included the Bay Area. The iPhone maker in recent weeks disclosed that it would chop 614 jobs in the region.

More than 42,300 tech jobs have been eliminated in the Bay Area since the current burst of cutbacks began in early 2022.

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