In the past, layoffs at Microsoft and other leading tech companies were typically associated with economic downturns.
However, at present, the economy is thriving.
It appears that in the tech industry, layoffs are being utilized as a rationale for making investments in acquisitions and artificial intelligence.
Smaller companies seem to be following suit in order to cut costs, taking their cue from larger corporations.
This is a departure from our usual practices, and it's a potentially risky path to take, especially considering that the economy is currently strong.