November was a dismal month for tech workers. Meta, Amazon, Lyft, Stripe and Twitter laid off thousands of employees. Microsoft and Google have announced slowdowns in hiring.
Layoffs and hiring freezes don’t just affect senior staff. Some tech companies have fired or canceled job offers for recent college graduates. Some companies have also cut summer internship programs for college students next year.
The industry slowdown is hitting a generation of computer science and data science students who have spent years preparing for careers at the biggest tech companies. Many recent grads and seniors are now looking for tech jobs outside the tech industry, in industries such as retail, banking and finance.
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