Most shocking tech layoffs of 2023: Amazon, Meta, Microsoft and more


In three rounds of layoffs between January 23 and December 4, Spotify laid off 2,300 employees amid struggles to ensure profitability.


On February 6, Dell revealed its plans to lay off 6,650 staffers (5% of its workforce) in a bid to "stay ahead of downturn impacts".


Disney announced on March 27 that 7,000 employees will be laid off, the last round of which ended in May. The move was part of a cost-saving strategy


Google's parent company Alphabet announced on January 21 that it will lay off 12,000 staffers globally due to a weak economy that put an end to its earlier hiring spree.


Finnish telecom giant Nokia said it will slash 14,000 jobs on October 19 amid a "weaker" market environment.


Microsoft reported around 16,000 job cuts in 2023 as of September 30. Its subsidiary, LinkedIn, also laid off 1,384 people in two rounds in May and October.


Software services major Accenture announced 19,000 job cuts on March 23 amid macroeconomic concerns.


As part of its "year of efficiency", Meta laid off around 21,000 employees in two rounds of layoffs since November 2022.


Amazon has laid off 27,000 employees in two major layoffs in January and March, followed by additional job cuts in its podcast and music divisions in November.