FREMONT — Job cuts well in excess of 100 positions hammered Bay Area tech and biotech workers in a fresh round of staffing reductions that extend a widening barrage of layoffs, new official state notices show.
Seagate Technology, a long-time disk-drive manufacturer with a huge Fremont operation; and Natera, a San Carlos-based biotech company, are among the latest companies to disclose plans for staffing cutbacks in the Bay Area, according to filings with the state Employment Development Department.
These intended employment reductions arrive on the heels of thousands of Bay Area job cuts that Facebook app owner Meta Platforms has just revealed, along with Twitter’s plan to orchestrate the elimination of several hundred Bay Area jobs.
More layoff pain might loom in the Bay Area because Amazon could chop 10,000 jobs worldwide, as per reports.
Seagate has decided to eliminate 84 jobs in Fremont, all at the company’s product design center on Kato Road in Fremont, the company stated in its WARN notice to the EDD.
Natera intends to jettison 58 employees at its headquarters location in San Carlos, the company reported in the WARN notice.
This new batch of layoffs amounts to 162 lost positions arising from the combined actions of the two companies.