Layoffs Roundup: Fri 11/6/20

Below is a recap of the latest tech layoff news. Check out the Tracker for a complete list of all tech layoffs during the pandemic.

🏒 Bossa Nova βˆ™ 🌎 SF Bay Area βˆ™ πŸ‘© 50% of employees βˆ™ πŸ”—Source

  • Bossa Nova Robotics, a maker of shelf-scanning robots used in retail stores, laid off 50% of its (human) staff. The decision comes after Walmart ended its contract with Bossa Nova, finding that humans were equally capable of doing the robots’ job. Walmart had been using 500 of Bossa Nova’s robots, so those robots will presumably need to look for new work as well.

🏒 Remedy βˆ™ 🌎 Austinβˆ™ πŸ‘© 82 employees βˆ™πŸ”—Source

  • Remedy, a telehealth startup that provides mobile urgent care, laid off 82 employees. The company said that many of the affected employees were recent hires that were added to meet demand during the peak of the pandemic.

🏒 Knotel βˆ™ 🌎 New York City βˆ™ πŸ‘© 20 employees (8%) βˆ™ πŸ”—Source

  • Knotel, which leases office space to companies, cut 20 employees in its second layoff of the year. The company previously laid off or furloughed 195 employees in March, as demand for office space plummets during the pandemic.

In case you missed it, check out our standalone posts about layoffs from these companies: