Uber Layoffs Inspire a Rare Display of Solidarity in Silicon Valley

Former staffers are not alone in their job search

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Amid a news cycle where the name “Uber” conjures up stories of lawsuits and layoffs, the company found itself at the center of a rare Silicon Valley feel-good story this week.

First came the bad news: 400 marketing staffers were let go in a massive round of layoffs at Uber on July 29. But almost immediately, a spreadsheet dedicated to connecting these former employees with potential new jobs started going viral across Twitter and LinkedIn.

Ex-Uber workers were invited to list their name, former job title, how long they were in the role and even include a link to their resume as a way to provide a one-stop-shop for marketing managers looking to expand their teams.



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