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Google lays off 12,000 people

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said in an email to employees that it would lay off about 12,000 people.

IIt was the latest tech giant to announce major job cuts after similar announcements from Amazon and Microsoft in recent weeks.

Reductions affecting approximately 6% of the Group’s workforce will be implemented in the Group’s global markets.

Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees:

“We have already sent another email to affected US employees. In other countries, this process may take longer depending on local laws and practices.

“This means we’re saying goodbye to the incredibly talented people we’ve recruited so hard and love working with.”

The business has recorded dramatic growth for two years, but he said he was “hired because of economic realities that are different from those we are facing now.”

Google employs over 5,000 people in the UK. It’s unclear how the cut will affect the group’s UK staff.

Pichai added:

“The roles that were not qualified reflect the results of this review.

“They carve alphabets, product areas, features, levels, regions.”

Author: Henry Saker-Clark

Source: Belfast Telegraph





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