Google lays off hundreds of employees

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Several Google employees were notified Wednesday that they are losing their jobs as the tech giant is on another round of layoffs. 

According to The New York Times, hundreds of employees affected by the layoff worked as recruiters for the company. 

The layoffs were announced at a meeting, and laid-off employees were told to go home if they were working in the office. 

At the beginning of 2023, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, laid off 12,000 of its employees, equating to 6% of its workforce. 

CEO Sundar Pichai wrote that Google was “bound to go through difficult economic cycles. These are important moments to sharpen our focus, reengineer our cost base, and direct our talent and capital to our highest priorities.”


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