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Google last week announced it would layoff 12,000 people from its staff, the latest Big Tech company to enact mass workforce reductions in recent months. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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5 takeaways from the massive layoffs hitting Big Tech right now

Some 200,000 tech jobs have been lost in what is seen as one of the sharpest downturns in the tech industry's history. Here is what you need to know about the mass layoffs in Silicon Valley.

Childhood friends of Tyre Nichols best remember him at the skateboard park practicing new tricks on the mini ramp. Austin Robert hide caption

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Tyre Nichols loved skateboarding. That's how his friends say they'll remember him

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United Ukrainian Ballet Company members Liza Gogidze and Oleksii Kniazkov in Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. Altin Kaftira/The United Ukrainian Ballet hide caption

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Ballet dancers from across Ukraine bring 'Giselle' to the Kennedy Center

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Google last week announced it would layoff 12,000 people from its staff, the latest Big Tech company to enact mass workforce reductions in recent months. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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5 takeaways from the massive layoffs hitting Big Tech right now

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