UGA professor says tech jobs cuts are linked to overhiring amid the pandemic

The Twitter logo is seen on the awning of the building that houses the Twitter office in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

In recent months there’s been a massive wave of layoffs across the tech industry.

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, Meta, and Twitter are among the tech companies that have recently announced thousands of job cuts.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Jerry Kane, a professor of Management Information Science at the University of Georgia and an expert on tech-spurred transitions in the workplace, told show host Rose Scott there’s always going to be a need for people who have skills and are tech literate—but says the tech industry overhired during the pandemic.

“As things go back to quote-on-quote normal, they need to recalibrate what the economic expectations are,” said Kane.

During the conversation, he further explained why ultimately thinks the tech industry will continue to grow in Georgia.