CA: Tech CEO blames himself as Airtable lays off more than 230 workers again

Source: SFGate

“San Francisco tech startup Airtable is laying off more than 230 workers for the second time in a year. The decade-old company, which rode pandemic-era interest in easy software coding to an $11 billion valuation in 2021, announced the 237-worker cut in a published note from CEO Howie Liu on Friday. The firm also laid off 254 workers last December, amid wider industry layoffs and a company pivot toward larger customers. The new layoff round will leave 27% of Airtable’s employees out of work, company spokesperson Matt Steinfeld wrote in an email to SFGATE. … ‘Although this is the right decision for the business long-term, it doesn’t diminish the impact this has on an individual level,’ Liu wrote in the note to employees. ‘This was a difficult decision that I did not make lightly, and I take full responsibility.'” (09/19/23)