A discussion among colleagues many, many years ago was about how employers view UOP. I was optimistic. Others had doubts. Time has proven many of their assertions. A tiny percentage of exceptions notwithstanding, it seems there is much to learn from the situation.
The news that 900 are being laid off from UOP is not pleasant for those persons in the least.
The real issue is we are well past the industrial era view that a mass formula applies to most people to equip them for a career. A diversity of background experiences should be embraced as realistic. It is easy to want to simplify the way organizations and collaborators are matched. The industrial era predispositions readying people for the future may yet be viewed as insufficient well after it is too late.