A Tough Week for Tech Workers, and It Won’t Be the Last

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By Eric Newcomer

No worker seems safe this week.

Amazon.com Inc. has decided that machines are better at figuring out what to sell than humans are. Microsoft Corp. wants to replace cashiers with sensors. Tesla Inc. is firing 9 percent of its workforce (Some of them seem to have Stockholm syndrome.) Qualcomm Inc. is cutting about 280 jobs.

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