BY SONYA HERRERA
Daily Post Staff Writer
VMware in Palo Alto, NortonLifeLock in Mountain View and 23andMe in Sunnyvale will lay off a combined 354 workers, the companies reported to the state.
The layoffs come at a time when unemployment is near 2.2% in the San Jose-Santa Clara-Sunnyvale area, according to the state’s Employment Development Department. The median household income in Santa Clara County is $126,606, according to Data USA.
The employment department regularly publishes company layoffs of 50 or more employees, which employers with 100 or more full-time employees are required to report.
VMware, a cloud computing software company, reported that it will lay off 211 workers. The company’s headquarters are at 3401 Hillview Ave. in Palo Alto. VMware reported the layoffs on Jan. 30.
Consumer DNA testing firm, 23andMe, headed by Anne Wojcicki, laid off 84 people. The company primarily laid off members of its operations team, according to news reports. The company reported the layoffs on Jan. 24. The company’s headquarters are at 223 N. Mathilda Ave. in Sunnyvale.
Macy’s announced that it will lay off 831 employees at its San Francisco location, which is now closing. The workers were employed in the retailer’s tech division, which the company is shifting to Atlanta and New York. Macy’s reported the closure on Feb. 3.
Intel, the computer processor company, announced that it would lay off 128 workers.
The layoffs will occur at four company locations in Santa Clara and take place on March 31, according to news reports. Intel reported the layoffs on Jan. 30.
Smithfield Packaged Meats is closing its plant in San Jose, laying off 139 workers. The company, which produces packaged meats for several brands, reported the layoffs on Jan. 23.
E-commerce company eBay laid off 97 employees on Jan. 15. The layoffs included employees at its San Jose offices, according to news reports.
Posh Bakery will lay off 100 employees because it is closing its Santa Clara store. The company reported the layoffs on Jan. 24.