Companies lay off staff due to economic difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Kickstarter's live project count is down 35 percent from last year
    ...crowdfunding takes a serious blow
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    Patreon lays off 13% of workforce
    April 21, 2020
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    Some of my friends in the UK are having a tough time as they have been furloughed by their firms. It's very bad for people who are out in the job market seeking jobs at this time. I wish all the best to the people affected by this. It's probably going to be a long road to recovery.
     
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    Deliveroo cuts ~15% of staff as coronavirus challenges food delivery
    April 28, 2020
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    ‘Driven to destitution’: Delivery riders in Britain are struggling as takeout orders plummet
     
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    Lyft lays off nearly 1,000 employees
    The layoffs account for 17 percent of its workforce
    April 29, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/lyft-covid19-layoffs-165619468.html
    Lime reportedly plans to lay off as many as 100 employees
    April 29, 2020
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21242041/lime-layoff-80-100-employees
     
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    Kickstarter Prepares to Shed 'Up to 45-Percent' Of Staff
    May 2, 2020
    https://gizmodo.com/kickstarter-prepares-to-shed-up-to-45-percent-of-staff-1843212985
    Press Release: Kickstarter United Reaches Agreement with Management to Support Laid-Off Members
     
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    Airbnb to lay off nearly 1,900 people, 25% of company
    May 5, 2020
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/05/airbnb-to-lay-off-nearly-1900-people-25percent-of-company.html
     
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    Uber lays off 14 percent of its workforce in COVID-19-related cost-cutting
    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he will forgo his salary for the rest of the year
    May 6, 2020
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/6/21249131/uber-layoffs-coronavirus-pandemic-cost-cutting-ceo-salary
     
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    One third of businesses axe IT staff due to Covid-19 cost concerns
    Some are freezing IT budgets
    May 11, 2020

    https://www.itproportal.com/news/one-third-of-businesses-axe-it-staff-due-to-covid-19-cost-concerns/
     
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    Kickstarter loses 40% of its staff after a wave of layoffs and buyouts
    May 13, 2020
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    Vice Media Laying Off 155 Employees
    ...(Quartz laid off 80 employees / Conde Nast laid off 100 staffers)...
    May 15, 2020

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/vice-media-laying-155-employees-1294736
     
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    Uber lays off 3,000 more employees in latest round of COVID-inspired cuts
    More pain for the ride-hailing giant
    May 18, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/18/21262337/uber-layoff-3000-employees-covid-19-coronavirus
     
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    The Atlantic Lays Off 68 Employees, or 17% of Staff, Cuts Pay for Executives
    May 21, 2020
    https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/atlantic-magazine-layoff-68-employees-pay-cuts-1234613048/
     
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    IBM is cutting ‘thousands’ of jobs across the US amid COVID-19 pandemic
    May 22, 2020
    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article242921881.html
     
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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise to implement major cost cuts because of COVID-19
    May 22, 2020
    https://fortune.com/2020/05/21/hewl...mplement-major-cost-cuts-because-of-covid-19/
     
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    Hertz: Car rental firm files for US bankruptcy protection
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    FOSS Responders: open community support for COVID-19
    May 22, 2020
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    COVID-19 impact: After Ola, Uber to lay off 600 employees in India
    May 26, 2020
    https://indianexpress.com/article/b...ay-off-600-employees-due-to-covid-19-6427689/
     
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    Amid unprecedented growth on its platform, Acorns cuts roles and shuts down an office
    May 30, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/29/a...m-acorns-cuts-roles-and-shuts-down-an-office/
     
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