21 signs your company is about to lay off a bunch of people

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Impromptu and mysterious meetings with the whole department are never a good sign.

In my career as a journalist, I've lived through two rounds of mass layoffs.

While I didn't see either of them coming, hindsight is always 20/20, and I now have a much better sense for when the tides are changing.

To get a better understanding of the signs that layoffs are coming, I polled others who've been through them, scoured the news about high-profile mass layoffs, and crawled the depths of the internet.

If you notice a combination of these signs in your own company, it may be time to start looking for a new job.

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