These are just the few I cared to research. There were other layoffs among media giants in Hollywood. There are likely others I did not see, or that are yet to come.
Of course, these November layoffs are not the first to occur. They are part of a long list of others that have occurred since 2022. Hundreds of thousands of people have been laid off in the US alone over the past year.
I have been blessed to not be one of those people, so I cannot fully empathize with the fear, anxiety, or depression that these individuals may have felt. However, I do understand the sorrow and fear that I felt when my fellow colleagues were swiftly shoved out the door. If the heaviness was great on me - a survivor - I shudder to think about the heaviness that those let go had to feel.
I cannot help you avoid a lay off. I don’t know that playbook. I have seen great individuals let go because they simply held the wrong title. I have seen less accomplished employees maintain their job because they held the right title.