Scared of 2023 layoffs in tech and gaming?

Shane Shown
7 min readApr 14, 2023
https://www.thequint.com/tech-and-auto/tech-news/mass-layoffs-2022-job-cuts-2023-tech-companies-edtech

It’s a jungle out there in the tech industry, folks. Companies are making cuts left and right like a chef prepping for dinner service. Google, Amazon, Tencent Games, and Activision are just a few of the big names that have recently sent employees packing. It’s a harsh reality that we’re facing in 2023.

Now, you might be wondering, what does this all mean for the little guys in the startup community? Well, let me tell you, it’s like the classic game of Mario Kart. You know the one where the players lag behind until they get a sudden burst of speed from a well-timed power-up? That’s what’s happening here.

While the big tech companies are shedding employees faster than a husky in the summer, startups are picking up the slack. They’re getting the chance to scoop up top talent that’s been laid off from these larger companies. It’s like they’ve hit the jackpot on a slot machine, except instead of a fistful of coins, they’re getting a fistful of skilled workers.

But it’s not just the startups that are benefiting from these layoffs. It’s also the consumers. Think of it like a buffet. The big tech companies were like the hog at the trough, gobbling up all the resources and leaving little for the startups. Now that they’ve trimmed the fat, the startups have more room to shine. They’re able to bring their innovative ideas to the…

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Shane Shown

Founder @ NxtLevel.io | Blogger | Sourcing Ninja | Recruiter | Ex-@Facebook, Ex-@Zillow | Consultant | Entrepreneur | Startup Junky