Laid Off Techies Tell Their Stories On Social Media
NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – As global investment bank Goldman Sachs begins job cuts that are expected to affect 3,200 employees or about 6.5 percent of its workforce, affected employees have started looking for new jobs on LinkedIn, and among those impacted are Indian workers in the US on H-1B visas.
Shilp Soni, a software engineer from India, who spent 1.7 years in the company in Texas, is among those who lost their jobs at Goldman Sachs.
Impacted by the layoff, Soni took to LinkedIn, where she shared her situation and how she managed to land a job in the US despite coming from a rural family in India.
“I take pride in being the first person in my family to pursue a Masters in a foreign country. I come from a rural family, so it has been one roller coaster of a journey, overcoming social and financial restrictions to come here,” Soni wrote in her LinkedIn Post. Her LinkedIn profile now reads that she is “open to work and looking for Software Engineer and Full Stack Engineer roles”.
LinkedIn has been flooded with stories of laid-off H1-B workers.
Himanshu V, an IIT-Kharagpur graduate who earlier worked at GitHub, Adobe, and Flipkart, lost his job at Meta.
“I relocated to Canada to join Meta and 2 days after joining, my journey came to an end as I am impacted by the massive layoff,” Himanshu said in a LinkedIn post.
Raju Kadam, who worked at Meta for nine months, said he wasn’t expecting to be laid off as he had had “strong performance in all quarters” since joining the social network.
He had said that he has been in the US for 16 years now and has seen the worst downturns, “but I never lost my job”.