The Tech Firms That Are Laying Off Workers Will Regret It Because The Cuts Can Leave Lasting Damage

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs, amounting to 5% of the company's workforce.Sean Gallup/Getty Images Major tech firms including Google, Meta, and Amazon, have recently laid off staff. But layoffs take the sheen off big tech firms' brand image, experts told Insider. Not only do the cuts hurt their reputations as employers, they also dent morale and innovation. Tech firms that are slashing jobs and laying off staff are making a "major mistake" because future job candidates will remember how those organizations managed amid economic uncertainty and how they treated employees as they showed them the door, tech and strategy execs say.

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