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

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SANTA CLARA — Qualcomm has revealed plans to chop scores of jobs in the Bay Area, cutbacks that have brought the region’s tech layoffs to a grim economic benchmark.

The Qualcomm layoffs in the Bay Area are part of the tech and telecommunications titan’s move to slash more than 1,000 positions in California.

With the new job cuts the Bay Area has now passed a forbidding milestone for tech layoffs.

During 2022 and so far in 2023, tech companies have revealed plans to eliminate more than 30,000 jobs in the Bay Area, according to this news organization’s review of many WARN notices that companies have sent to the state labor agency.

So far in 2023, tech companies have disclosed their intentions to chop 19,617 jobs in the Bay Area. During 2022, tech companies revealed plans to eliminate 10,433 jobs, WARN letters filed with the state Employment Development Department show.

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

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