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Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much.


“This is a gift,” Mr. Pulliam said. “I don’t think that story is told. It’s always doom and gloom.”But for tech workers experiencing their first economic downturn, the cuts have been eye opening. Ms. Chang studied product design in college with an eye toward joining a tech industry that seemed recession proof. Being laid off from Lyft shook that faith.Erin Sumner, a software recruiter at Facebook’s parent company, Meta, used to brag to potential hires that the company had been the fastest ever to be valued at $1 trillion. She said she would promote the com …

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