Tech Layoffs: A Panel Discussion

December 8, 2022

For years, tech workers enjoyed a seemingly unparalleled level of job security. Now, tech companies across the industry are laying off thousands of directly-employed and contract workers. What does this mean for the future of the tech industry and the workers that make it all happen?

On Thursday, December 8th, 12-1pm PT we learned about how we got here, how the layoffs are changing the nature of the tech workforce, and how this impacts direct hires and contract workers alike. We explored the shifting power dynamic between tech workers and companies, and what this means for the broader economy.

The webinar was moderated by Samantha Gordon, Chief Programs Officer at TechEquity. Panelists included:

  • Maria Noel Fernandez, Deputy Executive Director at Working Partnerships USA
  • Melissa Ingle, Senior Data Scientist and Former Contract Worker at Twitter
  • Dr. Ron Hira, Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University


This discussion was hosted in Zoom.