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Silicon Valley Employment Trends Through 2016

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Table 3: Silicon Valley Layoffs Effective 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017

Company Location Number of Employees Layoff/Closure
Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose 1,331 Layoff Permanent
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Palo Alto and Sunnyvale 466 Layoff Permanent
Oracle America, Inc. Santa Clara 441 Layoff Permanent
Ericsson Inc. San Jose 435 Closure Permanent
Space Systems/Loral, LLC Palo Alto 334 Layoff Permanent
Theranos, Inc. Palo Alto and Newark 284 Layoff Permanent
Alaska Air Group, Inc. Burlingame 275 Layoff Permanent
Symantec Corporation Mountain View 247 Layoff Permanent
Micrel, Inc. San Jose 236 Layoff Permanent
GoPro, Inc. San Mateo 232 Layoff Permanent
Target Cupertino 208 Closure Permanent
Google Inc. Mountain View 198 Layoff Permanent
Western Digital Technologies, Inc. San Jose and Milpitas 190 Layoff Permanent
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Santa Clara 181 Layoff Permanent
Walmart Stores, Inc. San Bruno 174 Layoff Permanent
NetApp, Inc. Sunnyvale 160 Layoff Permanent
Intel Corporation Santa Clara 138 Layoff Permanent
The Lash Group San Bruno 133 Closure Permanent
Hitachi Data Systems Santa Clara 118 Layoff Permanent
Zazzle Inc San Jose 117 Closure Permanent
Violin Memory, Inc. Santa Clara 106 Layoff Permanent
Cypress Semiconductor San Jose 103 Layoff Permanent
Juniper Networks, Inc. Sunnyvale 99 Layoff Permanent
Aeroflex/Metelics, Inc. Sunnyvale 97 Closure Permanent
Shutterfly, Inc. Santa Clara 87 Closure Permanent
Menzies Aviation San Jose 85 Layoff Permanent
Schawk/SGK Cupertino 85 Layoff Permanent
Pebble Technology Corporation Redwood City 82 Closure Permanent
AOL, Inc. San Jose 80 Layoff Permanent
FireEye, Inc. Milpitas 80 Layoff Permanent
SolarCity Corporation San Mateo 80 Layoff Permanent
Texas Instruments Incorporated Santa Clara 78 Layoff Permanent
Synaptics Incorporated San Jose 77 Layoff Permanent
Vishay Siliconix Santa Clara 71 Layoff Permanent
Morton Salt, Inc. Newark 70 Closure Permanent
Seagate US LLC Cupertino 70 Layoff Permanent
Atmel Corporation San Jose 68 Layoff Permanent
Nimble Storage, Inc. San Jose 67 Layoff Permanent
World Courier Ground, Inc. Burlingame 66 Closure Permanent
DFINE, Inc. San Jose 65 Closure Permanent
Veritas Technologies, LLC Mountain View 64 Layoff Permanent
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Redwood City 62 Layoff Permanent
Randstad General Partner (US) LLC San Jose 60 Closure Permanent
Verizon San Jose 60 Layoff Permanent
Mororola Mobility LLC Sunnyvale 58 Closure Permanent
Visa, Inc. Foster City 58 Layoff Permanent
SunPower Corporation San Jose 57 Layoff Permanent
Quixey, Inc. Mountain View 48 Closure Permanent
CAM-BAS Inc. San Jose 44 Closure Permanent
Adient US LLC Fremont 40 Closure Permanent
SunEdison, Inc. Redwood City 40 Layoff Permanent
Mi Pueblo, LLC San Jose 39 Layoff Permanent
Pfizer Palo Alto 38 Closure Unknown at this time
Thermo Fisher Scientific Santa Clara 38 Layoff Permanent
Valley Medical Oncology Consultants Los Gatos and Mountain View 38 Layoff Permanent
PayPal, Inc. San Jose 37 Layoff Permanent
Intelicare Direct, Inc. San Jose 32 Closure Permanent
bebe stores, Inc. Milpitas, Santa Clara, and San Mateo 30 Closure Permanent
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Mountain View 27 Layoff Permanent
Riverbed Technology, Inc. Sunnyvale 22 Layoff Permanent
Medtronic Sunnyvale 17 Closure Permanent
Sutter VNA & Hospice San Mateo 14 Layoff Permanent
Stanford Health Care Newark 12 Layoff Permanent
Motorola Mobility LLC Santa Clara 9 Layoff Permanent
Corning Incorporated Union City 8 Closure Permanent
Kyocera Precisions Tools, Inc. San Jose 7 Closure Permanent
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Fremont and San Jose 6 Layoff Permanent
DaVita Rx San Bruno 5 Layoff Permanent
DaVita Rx San Bruno 5 Layoff Permanent
Silicon Valley Total 8,489
Santa Clara County Total 7,136
San Mateo County Total 1,234

Data Source:

California Employment Development Department

Analysis:

BW Research

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Layoff data are from the California Employment Development Department, 2016-2017 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Report for the period between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Silicon Valley includes the city-defined region. The WARN reports are generated by the CalJOBSSM system and cover the basic information on notices the EDD receives, including dates, company name, city, number of employees affected and type of closure/layoff. Employers self-report to EDD the information contained on the posted WARN reports and it is the latest available data at the time the layoff and closure reports are posted.

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