NI (National Instruments)

Austin, TX
https://www.ni.com/en-us.html
Tech

Layoff Date:

November 4, 2020

Laid Off Employees:

650

Laid Off Percent:

9%

Source: Austin CultureMap
Austin-based hardware and software company NI (formerly National Instruments), one of the largest tech employers in Central Texas, is notifying more than 650 employees this week that they're losing their jobs. NI announced on October 29 that it would reduce its global workforce by about 9 percent over the next nine to 12 months. The move comes in response to the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company didn't specify how many employees would be let go. But at 9 percent, about 650 employees, including 200 in Austin. would be laid off, based on a global workforce of about 7,300. Before the layoffs, NI employed about 2,200 people at its North Austin headquarters. In a letter to employees, NI president and CEO Eric Starkloff said this "hard but necessary decision" would affect employees across the company's various worksites around the world. "My promise to you is that we will go through this process in the most thoughtful, compassionate, and transparent way possible, out of respect to those impacted as well as those staying to lead us into the future," Starkloff wrote.
Hiring? Check out the Layoff Network
The Drafted layoff network is a place where job seekers and people who are hiring can connect through their community, for free.
Learn More ->
Join over 7,000 readers to get the scoop on layoffs.
Your weekly briefing about layoffs, shutdowns, and department cuts sent to your inbox every Thursday.
Have a tip about an upcoming layoff?
Leave an anonymous tip or list of departing employees👇
Leave a Tip ->
About the Layoff List
The Layoff List was created in 2019 and is free for the community. Tips reported are left anonymous unless they explicitly ask to be included as a source.
We verify a majority of tips and include independent sources, but for tips that we are unable to verify we separately categorize them as unverified reports to avoid misrepresentations.