California emits latest layoff statistics. March’s numbers are ugly. It’s 19,000 total, including many in tech

Symantec, Cisco, Uber, loathsome Juul, others shed staff amid pandemic California, home of Silicon Valley, has released its latest figures on job losses in the US state, and it’s not pretty. These numbers emerge as 3.28 million people nationwide filed for unemployment benefits in one week, quadruple the previous record, after businesses reacted to the…

California emits latest layoff statistics. March’s numbers are ugly. It’s 19,000 total, including many in tech

Symantec, Cisco, Uber, loathsome Juul, others shed staff amid pandemic

California, home of Silicon Valley, has released its latest figures on job losses in the US state, and it’s not pretty.
These numbers emerge as 3.28 million people nationwide filed for unemployment benefits in one week, quadruple the previous record, after businesses reacted to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Cali’s latest Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) statistics [PDF] cover July 2019 to March 25, 2020. And as the table below shows, March has not been a good month due to the ongoing pandemic and other reasons.

July 2019
4,400
August 2019
9,705
Sept 2019
9,443
October 2019
7,769
Nov 2019
7,522
Dec 2019
2,766
January 2020
7,641
February 2020
7,164
March 2020
18,998

The report also confirms some
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