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Lyft and Dropbox are next on the line for layoffs

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Current economic conditions as well as the rise of AI could be the reasons behind current layoffs. Recently, Dropbox and Lyft have announced their layoff plans. The threat of losing jobs in the tech sector is more than ever. The tech industry is facing its biggest migration. Several hundreds and thousands of employees are losing jobs in 2023. Back in April, Meta announced that almost 10,000 jobs would be cut off in the upcoming months. Furthermore, Apple also announced some layoffs from its corporate retail teams. Lyft and Dropbox are also joining the movement.

Just a few days ago, on April 27, Dropbox declared that the company is bidding farewell to 500 employees. This is about 16% of the company’s total staff. As per the CEO, Drew Houston, the layoffs are the result of the slow growth and the onset of the “AI era.” As per the SEC filing of the company, the layoffs will cost the company around $37 million to $42 million. The CEO added that although the company is profitable, the slow growth is due to the current economic conditions that affect both consumers and the company.

In addition to this, the rise of the AI era of computing is another reason for Dropbox’s layoffs. “We’ve believed for a very long time that AI will give us new superpowers and completely revolutionize knowledge work,” said Houston. And as this year’s product pipeline will show, we have been preparing for this future for a very long time.

Lyft is terminating 26% of its staff

Lyft is a ride-sharing app. Recently, the company announced a job cut of around 1,072. It is almost 26% of the company’s total staff. It marks the second layoff of the company. Since the company has laid off 13% of its staff back in November. The company will provide the affected employees with severance and benefits valued at $47 million.

Recently, the CEO and co-founder of Lyft has left the company. The position has been filled by former Amazon executive David Risher. Risher urged redoubling efforts to address the “needs of riders and drivers” and commanded remote workers to return to the office.

Brain Curry

Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.

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