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More than 50,000 tech workers are dealing with the emotional and financial stress of being laid off over the past two months as hundreds of companies trim headcount amid a shaky economy.
  • Layoffs can be a rattling experience, both in the moment and for the days and months that follow. We spoke with recently laid off tech workers, HR experts, leadership coaches, psychologists, and others to learn about the effects of layoffs and get advice for those impacted. Read their insights.

Since moving from Los Angeles to take the helm of Seattle’s Department of Transportation in September, Greg Spotts has been busy learning about his new home.

  • In an interview with GeekWire, Spotts talked about how the tech and business sectors can support transportation in the city, electric vehicles, and more. Read the Q&A

Thanksgiving is tomorrow here in the United States, and given some of the doom and gloom in tech and the broader world right now, we’re taking a moment, at least, to look on the bright side.

  • On the next episode of the GeekWire Podcast, we’ll consider the question: what are you thankful for in tech, business, and/or science? Send a message (or a voice memo) with your thoughts to podcast@geekwire.com to be considered for inclusion in next weekend’s episode and a related post on GeekWire. You can also leave a comment on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks for reading, and have a happy Thanksgiving. — GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com.
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