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Who’s afraid of a looming layoff?
, a social network that anonymously connects employees with others in their workplaces, asked its users that question last week, and nearly 9,000 responded.
Overall, the news was good—64 percent are feeling their positions are quite secure right now, answering “No” to the question, “Are you worried about layoffs at your current company?” But that sense of security isn’t spread equally across the tech industry.
Among the most worried are tech professionals at
, with 77 percent answering yes, followed by
(72 percent are worried) and
(71 percent are worried),
(some 66 percent are worried at both). Over at
, about half of the respondents are concerned about possible layoffs. Meanwhile, such thoughts aren’t keeping too many tech workers up at night at
(12 percent) or
Tekla S. Perry
is a senior editor at
. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she's been covering the people, companies, and technology that make Silicon Valley a special place for more than 40 years. An IEEE member, she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.