Local companies starting to reveal layoffs

See the correction at the end of this story.

By the Daily Post staff

Several companies in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have notified the state that they plan to layoff employees in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has slowed business activity.

The list of layoffs is from the state Employment Development Department.

In Mountain View, electric skateboard maker Boosted Inc. has permanently laid off 75 employees.

In Burlingame, Oh My Green’s Warehouse told the state it is permanently closing and firing 115 employees.

Among the high-tech companies reporting layoffs is Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara, which terminated 94 employees.

The delivery company Transportation Brokerage Specialists Inc. permanently laid off 50 in South San Francisco, 55 in San Jose, 100 in Newark and 75 in Richmond.

In-store pharmacy operator Transform KM LLC laid off 58 in Redwood City.

The near shutdown of the airline industry has cost jobs. DNATA U.S. Inflight Catering, a maker of airplane meals in Brisbane, is permanently laying off 39 employees.

Burke Williams Inc., a chain of high-end day spas, has laid off 137 employees in Santa Clara County as well as 93 in San Francisco.

The San Martin golf resort Rosewood CordeValle said it is temporarily laying off 263 employees.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said more than 1 million people had filed jobless claims since March 13.

The Employment Development Department said it was working around the clock to process claims and had moved staff from other departments to help handle the load.

Correction: A previous version of this story said 114 layoffs at Genentech in Sou San Francisco were due to the coronavirus outbreak. In fact, the company has said that those job losses were part of a restructuring that was planned before the outbreak.

Also, Mylan Pharmaceuticals said the closure of its San Carlos facility, resulting in the elimination of 93 jobs, was planned before the outbreak. While the EDD said the San Carlos facility would close on May 15, the company says that’s when an initial smaller round of layoffs will occur. The site will remain open until 2022.


  1. Oh My Green is still open for business. It has only recently partnered with a logistics specialty company to handle warehousing and delivery. OMG continues to operate in Burlingame while providing valuable healthy food and snack delivery to customers.

  2. Hi Craig, did you forget mention that Oh My Green laid off 401 employees. I would love to hear how Oh My Green preaches FORCE and blissful lifestyles when you can’t support their employees in these tough times.

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