Our weekly snapshot of who’s hiring and who’s firing across the IT landscape.
Life360 is in the process of bumping up its startup workforce to 40 people from 32 at its San Francisco headquarters, following a $10 million venture funding round. The family location and communications app plans to hire mostly engineering and product specialists. [Dice News]
AppRiver is building an office in Austin, Texas, where the email and Web security vendor plans to mine the area’s talent for software developers. The Florida-based company expects to hire 12 people by the end of the year. [Dice News]
Micron Technology is planning to axe 1,500 jobs in a cost cutting move, designed to also boost its efficiency. The DRAM maker says the cuts will represent less than 5 percent of its global workforce, but declined to state how many will be in the U.S. However, Micron is reportedly looking at making a large number of those cuts at its headquarters in Boise, Idaho. [Dice News]
Philips Electronics plans to cut 72 workers from its San Jose facility by Sept. 28, according to a notice the company filed with the State of California. The layoffs are part of a large cost cutting plan the company has to eliminate 2,200 positions by 2014. [Reuters and Dice News]
Embattled mobile maker BlackBerry cut approximately 100 workers from its Canadian headquarters in Ontario, in addition to other locations. This latest round follows a 250-person layoff round last month and is part of a larger cut of 5,000 workers. [Dice News]
Payday lender Carey V. Brown, who operated such websites as MyCashNow.com, DiscountAdvances.com and PayDayMax.com reportedly laid off 400 workers, including programmers and tech support workers, after a New York regulator requested banks discontinue lending to payday operators. [Chattanooga Times]
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