My large company has been doing a few larger layoffs. They were 2-6 months a part and they let go between 100-500 people during each one. Now, I have recently heard my company has switched to doing smaller weekly layoff. I have heard for last few weeks they have laid off few people each week.
The idea is instead of layoff say 200 people every 3 month in big layoff event, they lay off 10 every week instead! I guess they are trying to get rid of people as soon as possible.
Maybe it cuts down on amount of work HR has to do in one day also...
The problem is that makes people more insecure and causes more work disruption when you hear someone you know just go laid of every week!