Lever

Lever laid off 86 employees

🌎 San Francisco, Toronto βˆ™ πŸ‘© 109 employees (40%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

UPDATE: A Lever employee says that 86 people were laid off, not 109 as Business Insider had estimated.

Lever, which makes applicant tracking software for recruiting, laid off 40% of its employees last week. The layoffs affected 109 86 people in their San Francisco and Toronto offices (see below link for an opt-in listπŸ‘‡). Recruiting has been one of the tech sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as companies have been slowing down hiring (and as we know, also laying people off). Recruiting startups ZipRecruiter, AngelList, and Triplebyte have also conducted layoffs recently.

Source: Google Sheets

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Connected

Connected laid off 17 employees

🌎 Toronto βˆ™ πŸ‘© 17 employees (10%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ Design, product, engineering

Connected.io, a software product development firm based in Toronto, laid off 17 employees (10%) last week. If you’re hiring for design, product, or engineering roles in Toronto, see below link for an opt-in list of laid-off employeesπŸ‘‡. Toronto tech firms Ritual and Ecobee have also recently conducted layoffs.

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Ecobee

Ecobee laid off 47 employees

🌎 Toronto βˆ™ πŸ‘© 47 employees (10%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Ecobee, which makes smart thermostats, laid off 47 employees (10%) in late March. The company recently cancelled a new product line it had been developing. While many startups have put together crowdsourced spreadsheets of laid-off employees, Ecobee went a step further and created a dedicated website. If you’re recruiting in Toronto, you can browse this site to find ex-Ecobee talent.

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Ritual

Ritual lays off 196 employees due to COVID-19 impact on restaurants

🌎 Toronto, Chicago, NYC βˆ™ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό 196 employees (54%) βˆ™ πŸ–₯ All departments

Ritual, a food ordering app for takeout, laid off the majority of their staff today (see link below for the list πŸ‘‡). The company cut 196 employees, primarily in their Toronto HQ but also in its U.S. locations. Business was severely impacted by restaurants closing down and people working from home.

Source: Google Sheets

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