In this editorial, I argue that big tech companies are making the right decision by making sweeping job cuts, despite being hard to do and hard on the people whose lives are affected as a result.
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The White House wants to limit the amount of tracking employers can deploy against employees. It said such tracking, which has been enabled by technology, poses a risk to physical and mental health.
Amazon is set to commence its huge layoff today which will affect 18,000 employees in America, Europe, and possibly elsewhere. The layoffs were announced earlier this month by CEO Andy Jassy.
A group of Meta employees who were part of a corporate training program have claimed that they are receiving less favorable severance packages than other workers who were recently laid off.
Hundreds of Twitter employees have reportedly said no to being part of Elon Musk's "extremely hardcore Twitter." Many of them sent farewell messages and salutes as soon as their deadline lapsed.
Twitter employees have been emailed today. They're being asked by Elon Musk to commit to a new "hardcore" Twitter where they will work longer, harder hours. They'll be made redundant otherwise.
Sundar Pichai and other Google execs have been answering employees' questions at an internal meeting. Various expenses are being targeted for cuts as the firm tries to weather the economic storm.
Google has launched a Simplicity Sprint where it will attempt to boost productivity. The bad economy means that sales have dampened, and now it needs to be more productive with its resources.
Google has said it will delay the return to work for employees in the United States following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. It has originally wanted employees back on January 10.
Google has launched an internal calculator to help employees see how much their pay will be reduced if they choose to work from home. It hurts those who commute the hardest with cuts of up to 25%.
Uber has agreed to consider its drivers as employees. They will not be considered full-time workers but will earn minimum wage when driving passengers, get sick pay and holiday time, and a pension.
Uber has lost its appeal at the UK's Supreme Court. It means that a group of 25 Uber drivers will now be considered employees of the firm meaning they're entitled to paid holidays and rest breaks.
UK Uber drivers will learn next Friday whether or not they're considered to be self-employed or employees of the ride-hailing firm. As employees, drivers would get sick pay, paid holidays and more.
Gartner has predicted that workers will try to evade AI tracking tools deployed by their employer. By 2023, it said as many as 10% of employees will try to find holes in the tracking systems.
Google is going to allow its employees to work from home through the summer of 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. The extension is applicable to all full-time & contractual Google employees worldwide.
According to former employees, more than a thousand people had access to internal tools that could hand control of Twitter accounts to others. This includes the firm's employees and contractors.
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The automobile manufacturer has denied all reports by stating that not only are the allegedly fired employees still working with the company but they have also been offered work on multiple occasions.
In a conference call with over 400 Sprint employees, T-Mobile's VP James Kirby informed them that their services will no longer be required, with the BISO unit being removed entirely.
Uber for Business has announced the availability of Vouchers for Uber Eats. With this, businesses will have more flexibility to order from the service, even having the option to reward customers.
The video conferencing software has seen a surge in users resulting from lockdowns across the globe. Resultantly, millions globally have turned to the app to work and socialize during the crisis.
The Cupertino firm is asking retail workers to temporarily become work-from-home AppleCare employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has closed all 458 non-China stores.
The company believes that it is classified as an "essential retail" business, and its stores should remain open alongside grocery stores and pharmacies if there are government-imposed lockdowns.
Apple has announced several more measures that will help to stem the transmission of Covid-19 in countries outside of Greater China. Employees will also be allowed to work from home.
Twitter has told employees and partners that it's suspending non-critical business travel and events to help mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak which is becoming a bigger concern.
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Uber has announced the availability of Uber Works in Chicago. The app hopes to give temporary workers and employers looking for temporary labour an easy way to get connected in a transparent manner.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has defended the company's decision to work with the U.S. military, saying that " it's really about being a responsible corporate citizen in a democracy".
50 employees have penned a letter urging Microsoft to cancel its HoloLens deal with the U.S. military, and to be "mindful about who we're empowering and what we're empowering them to do".
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In a statement, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, announced that the firm would be laying off around 3,000 workers, or 7% of its workforce. Help for those being sacked wasn't detailed by Musk.
It has been revealed that Amazon has several employees running to its defence on Twitter when people criticise it. The so-called FC ambassadors traded in their packing jobs for the new role.
Only 44% of Microsoft employees who took part in a recent survey want the company to alter or end current contracts with ICE. A total of 1180 employees participated in this survey.
According to an internally conducted survey, many Microsoft employees believe that their base pay along with additional bonuses are not good enough in comparison to similar jobs at other companies.
An unnamed employee who worked for Facebook has shed light on the anti-leaks culture at the company. The firm managed to compile comprehensive and quite creepy evidence against the employee.
As Smith emailed staff to reassure them over new US border control concerns, Microsoft's CEO said that "as an immigrant" himself, he'd "experienced and seen the positive impact" of immigration.
Many tech companies, with employees from around the world, have reacted with concern to new border controls affecting travellers from seven nations - including those who already hold US green cards.
The Redmond giant, which employs almost 120,000 people is about to let go of 700 employees. The company's latest round of layoffs seems to be part of the job cuts it announced back in July.
HP has announced that up to 4,000 of its employees will be losing their jobs over the coming years, as part of the company's efforts to lower costs and remain competitive in the market.
Samsung is being accused by ex-employees of misleading them and hiding hazardous working conditions from them. What's worse, the South Korean government isn't helping its citizens.