This week Layoffs.fyi has already tracked 23 startups that cut jobs, affecting over 1,500 employees. And there’s still two days left ☹️.
Below are a few of this week’s layoffs. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!
- KeepTruckin, which helps trucking companies manage their fleets, laid off 349 employees (18%). This comes just one month after the company’s previous round of layoffs.
- Thumbtack, a marketplace for local services like cleaners and plumbers, laid off 250 employees (30%). Due to shelter-in-place, business has fallen by over 50% in markets like San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City.
- 🌎 San Francisco, Salt Lake City ∙ 👩💼 250 employees (18%) ∙ 🔗Source
- Rover, a dog-walking and pet-sitting service, laid off 194 employees (41%). Pet owners no longer need Rover’s service because they’re now staying at home.
- 🌎 Seattle ∙ 👩💼 194 employees (41%) ∙ 🔗Source
- RigUp, which provides labor services to the energy industry, laid off 120 employees (25%). Oil and gas companies are in the middle of an economic downturn.
- 🌎 Austin ∙ 👩💼 120 employees (25%) ∙ 🔗Source
- Turo, a car-sharing company, laid off 108 employees (30%). Consumers are no longer renting cars because of shelter-in-place. Competitor Getaround also conducted recent layoffs.
- 🌎 San Francisco ∙ 👩💼 108 employees (30%) ∙ 🔗Source
- PatientPop, which helps healthcare providers manage the patient experience, laid off 100 employees, according to a LinkedIn post by an ex-employee.
- 🌎 Los Angeles ∙ 👩💼 100 employees
- uShip, which makes shipping software, laid off 65 employees (37%).
- 🌎 Austin ∙ 👩💼 65 employees (37%) ∙ 🔗Source
- Showpad, which makes software to improve sales teams’ productivity, laid off 52 employees (12%). It blamed the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus.
- 🌎 Chicago ∙ 👩💼 52 employees (12%) ∙ 🔗Source
- PeerStreet, a crowdfunding platform for investing in real estate loans, laid off 30% of their staff (50+ employees), according to an HR employee. Layoffs.fyi was the first to report the news.
Since Thursday, unicorn startups ZipRecruiter, WeWork, Knotel, Getaround, and OneWeb have each laid off hundreds of employees, and over 20 startups in total have cut jobs.
Below are a few of the recent layoffs. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!
- ZipRecruiter, the online hiring marketplace, laid off over 400 employees (39%). The company has seen its customers drastically slow down hiring and expects to miss revenue projections.
- 🌎 Santa Monica ∙ 👩💼 400 employees (39%) ∙ 🔗WSJ
- WeWork, the co-working company, laid off 250 employees. This follows a previous round of layoffs in November, but is supposedly unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.
- 🌎 New York City ∙ 👩💼 250 employees ∙ 🔗Reuters
- Everlane, an e-commerce site for luxury clothing, laid off or furloughed 200 workers, primarily in their retail and backend operations functions.
- 🌎 San Francisco ∙ 👩💼 200 employees ∙ 🔗WWD
- Knotel, which leases office space to companies, laid off 127 employees (30%) and furloughed an additional 68 employees (20%). The layoffs affected multiple departments and locations. Real estate startups like Knotel continue to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Getaround, the car sharing startup, laid off 100 employees (25%). This follows a previous round of layoffs in January. Getaround is suffering from both the coronavirus pandemic as well as a pullback in funding from its main backer, Softbank.
- 🌎 San Francisco ∙ 👩💼 100 employees (25%) ∙ 🔗BizJournals
- OneWeb, which builds satellites that provide internet access, filed for bankruptcy and announced layoffs. It said it had failed to secure further funding.
- 🌎 London ∙ 👩💼 Hundreds of employees ∙ 🔗BBC
- Zipcar, the rental car company, laid off 20% of staff. The travel industry continues to be disrupted by the coronavirus.
- 🌎 Boston ∙ 👩💼 Hundreds of employees (20%) ∙ 🔗BostonInno
- Restaurant365, which makes restaurant management software, laid off a “big chunk” of its 400 employees. It has seen a 75% decline in YoY sales.
- Textio, which helps companies write better job descriptions, laid off 30 employees (20%).
- 🌎 Seattle ∙ 👩💼 30 employees (20%) ∙ 🔗Geekwire
- B8ta, a retailer for consumer electronics and home goods, laid off over half of its corporate staff and furloughed its retail employees.
- 🌎 San Francisco ∙ 👩💼 50% of corporate employees ∙ 🔗Retail Dive
- Pivot3, which develops hyperconverged infrastructure, laid off a significant portion of its 250 employees.
- DataRobot, which helps companies manage their machine learning models, significantly reduced headcount.
Coronavirus-related tech layoffs continue to pile up this week, particularly in real estate and travel. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report. If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!
- Sonder, which offers short-term apartment rentals, laid off or furloughed 400 employees. Bookings are down 20% at the company’s 5,000 apartments.
- Zeus Living, which rents out furnished apartments on a monthly basis to business travelers, laid off 80 employees.
- The Guild, which offers short-term stays at luxury apartments, laid off 38 employees.
- TripActions, whose software helps companies manage corporate travel, laid off 300 workers. The layoffs primarily affected customer support, recruiting, and sales. Employees were notified of the layoff via a group Zoom call.
- 🌎 Palo Alto ∙ 👩💼 300 employees (25%) ∙ 🔗TechCrunch
- Cabin, a luxury sleeper-bus service, laid off an unknown (but likely small) number of employees.
- Leafly, an online resource on cannabis, laid off 91 employees.
- 🌎 Seattle ∙ 👩💼 91 employees (50%) ∙ 🔗GeekWire
- Foodsby, which delivers restaurant food to office buildings, laid off 80 people. Demand is down since restaurants are closing and customers are no longer going into the office.
- 🌎Minneapolis ∙ 👩💼 80 employees (67%) ∙ 🔗Minne Inno
- Rangle, a development agency, initiated a temporary layoff for 78 staffers. Rangle’s clients are paring back spending due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- 🌎 Toronto ∙ 👩💼 78 employees (30%) ∙ 🔗BetaKit
- OutboundEngine, which creates marketing software for small businesses, laid off 52 employees.
- Wonderschool, which helps people start their own in-home preschools or daycares, laid off 50 employees. Shelter-in-place orders means that parents are keeping their kids at home.
- 🌎 San Francisco ∙ 👩💼 50 employees (75%) ∙ 🔗EdSurge
- SpotHero, an app that helps people find parking spots, laid off an unknown number of employees. Urban parking isn’t a problem when people are staying at home.
- Eight Sleep, an online mattress retailer, laid off 20% of staff.
The first wave of tech layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic have hit startups that facilitate physical space like homes and offices. Check out our Layoffs Tracker for a comprehensive, real-time report.
- Compass, the real estate brokerage, laid off 375 staffers. It has seen showings drop by 60% as people stay home during the pandemic.
- Convene, which provides flexible office space, laid off 150 people, citing fallout from the coronavirus.
- Remote Year, which facilitates remote work while traveling abroad, laid off 50 employees. Travel has been severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Yonder, which helps identify disinformation online using AI, laid off 18 employees to increase runway.
If you’ve seen a layoff spreadsheet for any of these companies, please let us know!