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Tech sector navigating layoffs while riding the generative AI wave, says GlobalData

The tech industry is witnessing substantial changes in 2024, including layoffs by big companies like GoogleAmazon, and Meta. This trend started last year, affecting over 191,000 employees due to factors like post-COVID-19 pandemic adjustments and a focus on emerging tech like AI. Despite these challenges, there is a positive outlook for AI roles, especially those in customized generative AI solutions and machine learning operations (MLOps). This underscores the dynamic nature of the employment landscape within the technology sector, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. 

Kiran Raj, Practice Head of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData, comments: “In the context of AI jobs, this trend represents a dual narrative. While layoffs create challenges within the tech industry, there is also a growing demand for specialized AI and machine learning talent as these technologies become increasingly integrated into business operations. This demand is particularly for generative AI-powered custom applications, catering to specific market needs while enhancing privacy and security.”

Saurabh Daga, Associate Project Manager of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData, adds: “The shift towards tailored generative AI tools is increasingly evident, catering to the specific market niches and user needs. This approach is particularly advantageous in sectors like healthcare, finance, and legal, enhancing efficiency and privacy.”

An analysis of GlobalData’s Job Analytics database underscores these trends where the job postings related to generative AI have grown by 42% from Q3 2023 to Q4 2023. Moreover, the data points towards a much lower 5% increase in overall AI-related jobs in the same period.  This emphasizes the importance that enterprises are placing on transformative outcomes through generative AI. 

Daga concludes: “In 2024, the tech industry stands at a crossroads of transformation and adaptation. The employment landscape is being shaped by a combination of macroeconomic and technological changes. This dynamic landscape underscores the need for workforce development, hiring, and reskilling to meet the industry’s evolving demands.”



  • Quotes are provided by Kiran Raj and Saurabh Daga, Practice Head and Associate Project Manager of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData
  • The information is based on GlobalData’s Disruptor Intelligence Center
  • This press release was written using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData’s team of industry experts

About GlobalData’s Disruptor Intelligence Center

Disruptor Intelligence Center decodes emerging tech-enabled opportunities with must-have information on promising start-ups, technology-led innovations, latest sector trends, consumer insights, and venture capital portfolio investments. It helps to monitor competitor strategies, predict emerging trends, monetize disruptive innovation, decode smart money, mine thought leadership, and capture digital consumers. 

About GlobalData

4,000 of the world’s largest companies, including over 70% of FTSE 100 and 60% of Fortune 100 companies, make more timely and better business decisions thanks to GlobalData’s unique data, expert analysis and innovative solutions, all in one platform. GlobalData’s mission is to help our clients decode the future to be more successful and innovative across a range of industries, including the healthcare, consumer, retail, financial, technology and professional services sectors.


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