Bay Area tech layoffs pass grim milestone with new Qualcomm job cuts

Qualcomm cuts scores of Bay Area jobs, more than 1,000 in California

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Qualcomm has revealed plans to cut scores of jobs in the Bay Area, bringing the region’s tech layoffs to an all-time high.

The nearly 200 layoffs at Qualcomm in the Bay Area are part of the company’s move to cut more than 1,000 jobs in California.

With the new job cuts, the Bay Area has reached a new low for tech layoffs.

According to this news organization’s review of many WARN notices companies have sent to the state Employment Development Department (EDD), tech companies have revealed plans to eliminate more than 30,000 jobs in the Bay Area during 2022 and so far in 2023.

So far in 2023, tech companies have announced plans to cut 19,617 jobs in the Bay Area. WARN letters filed with the state labor agency show that tech companies announced plans to cut 10,433 jobs in 2022.

According to the analysis of the WARN letters, this brings the total for the last 23 months to 30,050 tech layoffs in the Bay Area.

According to WARN letters sent to the EDD, Qualcomm has decided to eliminate 194 jobs in the Bay Area, all of which are located at the company’s office complex on Kifer Road in Santa Clara. Permanent job cuts were described.

Qualcomm has announced plans to cut 278 jobs in the nine-county region over two rounds of layoffs in 2023.

According to a post on the EDD public site, Qualcomm stated in the WARN letter that the most recent round of job cuts will take effect on or around December 13.

The previous round of Qualcomm job cuts in the Bay Area took effect around July 18, according to WARN letters. This resulted in the layoff of 84 employees.

Qualcomm also announced plans to cut 1,064 jobs in San Diego. These were also set to go into effect around December 13.

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