Checkr lays off 64 employees

🌎 San Francisco, Denver βˆ™ πŸ‘© 64 employees (12%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Multiple departments

Checkr, a startup that provides background checks to companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, laid off 64 employees (12%) last Thursday. The company has been hurt from a hiring slowdown by its clients during the pandemic.

A company executive provided with an opt-in list of Checkr alumni (see link πŸ‘‡). The Checkr layoff list features 43 impacted employees across multiple departments in its San Francisco and Denver offices.

Laid-off employees will receive 2 to 4 months of severance pay and one year of health insurance benefits. The company also removed the one-year vesting cliff for employee stock options.

In late 2019, Checkr raised funding at a valuation of $2.2 billion.

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Conga lays off 11% following merger with Apttus

🌎 Denver βˆ™ πŸ‘© 11% of staff βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Multiple departments

Conga, which makes document generation software for Salesforce customers, laid off 11% of its staff last Monday, according to an internal email reviewed by

The company announced last month that it was merging with competitor Apttus in a reported $715 million deal. Last week’s layoff, which affected the combined entity, was the result of role redundancies caused by the merger.

Conga said that laid-off employees would be offered severance pay and transition resources, including 1:1 help with resume preparation and interviewing skills. The company has also created an opt-in alumni talent directory (see link πŸ‘‡).

The Conga layoff list currently contains 44 ex-employees across the country, primarily in Professional Services, Customer Success, Sales, and Sales Engineering.

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Sonder lays off 400 employees, bookings down 20%

🌎 San Francisco, Denver βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 400 employees (33%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Sonder, which offers short-term apartment rentals, laid off or furloughed 400 employees (see link below for the listπŸ‘‡). Bookings are down 20% at the company’s 5,000 apartments, since people are no longer traveling due to the coronavirus. Sonder has raised $360 million and was most recently valued at over $1 billion.

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