IT Layoff Tracker – Single place to monitor layoffs in IT companies

Computerworld’s career section has started an IT layoff tracker. It is updated with worldwide layoff announcements published on Computerworld itself. It is keeping track of which companies have been cutting jobs since the September 2008.

Computerworld is a big portal and they do not publish news about layoff’s in small companies, so actual number of layoff’s in IT companies must be more than what this tracker shows.

This layoff tracker is basically a database which you can search by keywords, sort by companies, date, number of layoffs, etc.

Just had a closer look at this tracker and shocked to see some layoff figures like NEC, a Japanese electronic company is laying off 20,000 jobs and HP’s 24,600 layoffs. Google seems in better position with only 100 layoffs.

I am no expert to comment on the economical crisis. I can only advise to bookmark this tracker and keep seeing it, whenever you feel lazy at work.

Thank god, I took blogging as a profession. 🙂

Link: IT Layoff Tracker


P@r@noid February 5, 2009

Recession is screwing everyone.
Though this is a great tool and helpful to keep a track about market status.

Praveen February 8, 2009

Nice tool… My company is the very first in the list! All I can hope now is that I am not one of that 24,600! 🙁

Deepak Jain February 9, 2009

Be optimist buddy 🙂