News this week shook the hiring world with the announcements that Facebook owner Meta was laying off 11,000 workers and Twitter, under the new ownership of Elon Musk was laying off 3,700 members of its workforce. 

They’re not the only ones. (photo credit Inventiva)

According to Inventiva, the list of companies that have laid off workers in 2022 include several that at one point seemed invulnerable:

  • Lido Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Netflix
  • Udaan
  • Clear
  • Amazon

“There have been several thousand high-profile layoffs in the tech sector in the past couple of weeks. While this is unfortunate, it is useful to keep in mind that the labor market is significantly larger and has been overall healthy,” Bledi Taska, chief economist at labor market consulting and research firm Lightcast, said in an email to CNBC. There are 159 million people currently employed in the US, and in the past month there were 1.3 million layoffs. “This is fairly normal and is historically low at a layoff rate of 0.9%,” he said.

“While it is important to follow some of the high profile tech layoffs, they are not indicative of the overall trends in the labor market, or even in the tech sector,” Taska said.