Microsoft-owned GitHub, an internet hosting service provider, laid-off 142 engineers in India, giving them two months’ pay as severance, according to a report by Business Today.
The layoffs were not based on the performance of employees, and the whole engineering team was asked to leave, the report said.
Laid-off employees have been made to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in lieu of the severance benefits.
“As part of the reorganisation plan shared in February, workforce reductions were made today as part of difficult but necessary decisions and realignments to both protect the health of our business in the short term and grant us the capacity to invest in our long-term strategy moving forward.” GitHub told The Hindu.
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Earlier this month, news emerged that Microsoft had laid off its entire ethics team as part of layoffs that affected 10,000 employees.