Global tech slump leads to growing number of layoffs in Vancouver

Tech workers in Vancouver are feeling the squeeze as the global technology industry adjusts to life in the easing pandemic and companies lay off hundreds of employees due to shifts in demand.

On Wednesday, Vancouver-based software company Unbounce said it was reducing its workforce by nearly 20 per cent, cutting 47 jobs. Two days later, local online furniture retailer Article announced it was letting go of 217 staff.

“This is not your fault, this is my fault,” Article CEO and founder Aamir Baig said in a note to staff on the company’s website.

“We anticipated the trend to online purchasing would be sustained. That did not happen, and it has since returned to pre-COVID trends.”

Elizabeth Brunet, who has

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