For the longest time, it seemed that New England was showing some measure of immunity to the economic stagnation settling over the rest of the country. Last December we wrote about a staffing crunch so severe that the region’s tech companies were having to invent creative ways to recruit employees away from one another, and as recently as March, we published a story headlined “What Recession? Region’s IT Economy is Booming.”
Well, the party’s over. Starting with a trickle in July and August, and building to a constant flow in October, a tide of layoffs has begun to wet the ankles of the Bay State technology economy—and may be rising toward its knees. Here at Xconomy we’ve decided to start keeping track of the dis-employment news, using the spreadsheet below, which shows the most recent layoffs on top. (We’ve also set up layoff trackers for our other two home cities, San Diego and Seattle, and our national overview is here.) As of today (November 13), we count 1,363 layoffs at tech and life sciences companies in the New England region since June, including 187 just since November 1st. But that number, we fear, will keep growing—and as it does, you can follow the running total by scrolling to the bottom of the spreadsheet.
One note: To explore the “More Info” links in the table below, please right-click or command-click on the links, then select “Open Link in New Tab” or “Open Link in New Window.” Due to a quirk in Google Spreadsheets, clicking on these links directly will cause a new Web page to open inside the spreadsheet window.
We want to keep this list as complete and up-to-date as possible. So if you find out about tech layoffs that we haven’t listed yet, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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