The Scoop #32: Companies Still Hiring
Meta and Twitter have both laid off more staff. However, Adyen and hundreds of other companies are actively hiring - and I have created a detailed list of 750 of them. Plus: Gitpod’s product roadmap.
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Today's topics are:
Meta’s historic layoffs. I have long maintained my opinion that Meta was unlikely to do layoffs, and terminating employees should be avoidable. Yet, Meta let 13% of staff go a week ago. Why did the company do this, and where did I go wrong with my prediction? Analysis.
Twitter 2.0: full reset. Only three weeks after taking over the company, Elon Musk seems to be pushing for a full culture – and personnel – reset at the social media company. Exclusive details.
Gitpod’s product roadmap. The cloud deployment environment scaleup has raised $25M in funding. I talked with the co-founder and CEO about their plans, and how Gitpod is different from GitHub Codespaces. Exclusive.
Adyen: investing while others are laying off. Adyen is a competitor to Stripe, processing a similar number of bookings, aka gross merchandise value (GMV). Their CEO issued a note to explain why they will not reduce headcount. Analysis.
Who is still hiring? I asked the tech community for details of which companies are hiring for software engineering and engineering management roles. A list of more than 750 companies.