Layoffs at computer, electronics, and telecommunications companies rose by 21 percent last year.
Beancounters at the global outplacement outfit Challenger, Gray & Christmas said that more than 96,017 US jobs were cut in 2016, compared to 79,315 the prior year.
Tech layoffs accounted for 18 percent of the total 526,915 US job cuts announced in 2016.
Of the 2016 total, some 66,821of the layoffs came from computer companies, up seven percent year over year.
Challenger attributed much of that increase...