Hundreds of job cuts related to the technology sector have rocked the Bay Area economy, according to official government reports, raising questions about the strength or weakness of the region’s labor market.
The layoffs, affecting nearly 300 Bay Area workers, were issued by three companies directly in the technology sector or with close ties to the region’s most important industry, WARN notices filed with state labor officials show.
Here’s a summary of some of the Bay Area companies that have recently posted WARN notices with the state Department of Employment Development:
— Kitty Hawk Corp. is cutting 100 jobs in two Bay Area cities, Mountain View and Palo Alto. The Silicon Valley company was developing a flying car that could take off vertically and had the backing of Google co-founder Larry Page.
— WeDriveU Inc. is cutting 97 positions in the Bay Area, affecting employees in Menlo Park and Newark. The Burlingame-based company shuttles employees to large Bay Area employers such as technology companies.
— Onsemi, a semiconductor maker, is cutting 88 jobs, all in San Jose, as it closes a site in the Bay Area’s largest city.
All told, technology-related job cuts wiped out 285 positions in the Bay Area, EDD filings show.