Google informed their employees of the layoffs earlier on Friday, blaming it on the difficult economic times
Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated on Tuesday that the company’s decision to lay off 12,000 employees. The sudden layoff was taken to avert “far worse challenges,” according to Bloomberg. Thus, Pichai allegedly stated that he “consulted with the company’s founders and board in reaching the decision for 6% cutbacks” during an internal meeting.
Nonetheless, Pichai informed his staff of the layoffs earlier on Friday, stating challenging economic conditions in the email. “I need to break some bad news to you. We’ve chosen to cut around 12,000 positions from our staff. Employees in the US who are impacted have already received a separate email from us. “Due to local laws and customs in other nations, this procedure will take longer,” his email stated.
Thus, to make sure that the employees’ and managers’ responsibilities are in line with the highest corporate goals, the statement added that the corporation has conducted a thorough evaluation and research of all product areas and functions.
As the IT industry underwent significant change, Google started to lay off staff. Other industry leaders like Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, and Twitter are all reducing staff.