- January 22, 2009: Microsoft Lays Off 1,400; More Coming
- January 21, 2009: Intel to lay off 5,000, close five plants
- Nov 24, 2008: Google Layoffs: 10,000 Jobs Being Cut, Report Claims
- April 2, 2008: Google to Lay Off About 300 at DoubleClick
The layoffs appear to be a first for Microsoft, which was founded in 1975, aside from relatively limited staff cuts the software company made after acquiring companies.
Read Tech layoffs: The scorecard from CNET for more.
List of Orange County, California layoffs, here.