It has been a difficult time for people engaged in Tech Industry as mass layoffs are being witnessed across companies such as Twitter, Meta, Amazon, and Microsoft. Recently, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp laid off more than 11,000 employees, which was near about 13 percent of its workforce.
A lot of people got affected by the mass layoff and among those was an Indian man employed as a senior technical program manager at Meta, Raju Kadam.
Raju Kadam took to LinkedIn to share the news of his unexpected layoff. Since he is on an H1-B visa, he revealed that he will have to find a new job at the earliest or he would be forced to leave the country.
“Unfortunately, today I received the sad news that I am part of the 11,000 employees who were laid off by Meta #Metalayoff I was not expecting to be a part layoff, as I had a strong performance in all quarters since I joined Meta. I started an incredible journey to work in Meta 9 months back, but it abruptly came to an end,”
Kadam shared six days ago.
He further told that he has been in the US for 16 years and his two sons, Arjun and Yash, are American citizens. The post has received more than 24,000 likes and a lot of netizens came in support along with job offers.
A LinkedIn user named Amita Gudipati was one among those who offered help.
“Please DM me. I will try to help. Any displacement of the family is not easy. I wish you find a job quickly!!!”
“I would be happy to refer you for openings in Uber. Could you dm me – so I have the details to start the process for you? Good luck mate” commented another user. “You were a great peer. Technical and strategic in approach with deep foundational experience. I can’t see wait to see the big things you will do next. I will miss working with you and our lunches. Best”
Said a former colleague.