Given the rumor of the massive IBM layoffs I decided to pull some others and see how it compared. Surprisingly, the next highest was also at IBM - but in 1993. On one hand, it’s odd to see this pattern as if they’ve learned nothing. On the other, it’s a sign that they acknowledge the problem and are willing to adapt. Since the 1993 layoff IBM’s stock price increased over 950% and this round may provide another burst.
On a side note, the largest layoffs are available online but I wasn’t able to find a non ad-ridden, non-paginated table so hopefully others find these useful.
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