An average 1,600 tech workers have been laid off every day of 2023 so far

On an average, at least 1,600 tech sector workers have been laid off every day of 2023 so far, per That's as 91 tech companies globally have axed 24,151 jobs, just

15 days into 2023. 1,023 tech companies laid off 154,256 workers in 2022, per data aggregated by Layoffs in the tech sector show no signs of abating — on an

average, about 1,600 workers have gotten the pink slip every day in 2023 so far, according to tracking site That's as 91 tech companies globally have already

laid off 24,151 workers just 15 days into 2023, according to data aggregated by This is already about 15% of the 154,256 workers who were laid off by over a thousand

tech companies in 2022. Amazon, Meta, and Salesforce top's list with about 18,000, 11,000, and 8,000 staffers laid-off, respectively, between November 2022 and

January 2023. The layoffs at Amazon primarily affected those in corporate roles, including those in the company's Devices and Books businesses and human resource department,

Insider's Samantha Delouya reported on January 5. Meta cut positions across the company, including its Reality Labs division overseeing metaverse initiatives, while Salesforce's

headcount reduction hit the Slack and MuleSoft business units. The rash of layoffs — which started last year — came after tech companies hired and expanded aggressively

during the pandemic. But they started conducting widespread layoffs in late 2022, as earnings weakened across the board amid fears of an impending recession. This also spilled

over into 2023.