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Synopsys discloses plans to slash more than 100 local jobs

Mountain View and Sunnyvale tech workers hit with layoffs

- By George Avalos gavalos@ bayareanew­

MOUNTAIN VIEW >> Synopsys has joined the widening wave of tech company layoffs by disclosing plans to slash more than 100 jobs in the Bay Area.

The provider of software to help design semiconduc­tors has told the state's labor agency that it had decided to conduct layoffs that would terminate the jobs of workers in Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

“Synopsys will be conducting a layoff in California, including 102 employees from its location at 102 East Middlefiel­d Road in Mountain View and our Sunnyvale locations,” Niko Meadors, director of employee relations with Synopsys, stated in a WARN notice it sent to the Employment Developmen­t Department


The layoffs were slated to become effective on March 31, Synopsys said in the letter to the state EDD.

“This action is expected to be permanent,” Synopsys stated in the WARN notice.

The vast majority of employees affected by the job cuts are tech engineers, designers and software specialist­s, the company's filing with the EDD shows.

“Further bumping rights do not exist,” Synopsys stated. “There are no unions representi­ng the affected employees.”

Elsewhere, Amazon has said it plans to cut 18,000 workers worldwide and has decided to eliminate several hundred jobs in the Bay Area. Microsoft said it was eliminatin­g 10,000 workers globally. And Hewlett-packard said it planned to chop 4,000 to 6,000 jobs over the next three years. Facebook app owner Meta Platforms,

Google, Twitter, Salesforce, and Cisco Systems are also among the high-profile tech and biotech companies that have disclosed or carried out plans to eliminate jobs in the Bay Area.

Tech companies have launched job cuts as part of what appears to be a broader move to rethink their workforce in the wake of the pandemic.

Multiple tech executives, including top bosses with Google owner Alphabet and Facebook app owner

Meta Platforms, stated that they hired workers in large numbers to meet what was at that time a surge in demand for tech services and tech products as many people worked remotely.

After the economic dislocatio­ns spawned by the coronaviru­s diminished, tech companies found that demand for their services and products began to fade. The shrinking demand prodded tech leaders to chop workers and spending.

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