Tech turbulence: Silicon Valley sheds jobs as industry growth slows
12 February 2023 | 1:11 pm
The wave of mass layoffs continues to shake tech companies, from global giants to startups. With growing demand from consumers stuck at home and online, the tech sector went on a hiring spree during the pandemic. But since last year, as inflation rose and profits slowed, hundreds of thousands of workers have lost their jobs.
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