The new year is proving to be bad for the employees of Google, one of the world’s largest tech companies. Not even three weeks of the new year have passed and thousands of Google employees have lost their jobs. Now there are indications that more Google employees may become victims of layoffs.
Internal memo hints at layoffs
A report by The Verge suggests that in the coming days There may be layoffs again in Google. This apprehension is being expressed in the report quoting an internal memo of CEO Sundar Pichai. According to the report, Pichai has told Google employees in an internal memo that other people may also be affected by layoffs in the coming days. Google has already cut thousands of jobs this year.
Many big decisions will have to be taken
Pichai said in an internal memo sent to all Google employees on Wednesday – In front of us These are ambitious goals. We are going to invest in our big priorities this year. However, the reality is that we will have to take some tough decisions to have this ability to invest. Pichai also clearly indicated in the memo that the tough decision being talked about in the coming days is actually related to layoffs.
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Google CEO has also assured that the upcoming layoffs will not be as widespread as last year and it will not affect every team. He said- This time the retrenchment will not be on a large scale like last year. Not every team will be touched in this. But I know it’s difficult to see your colleagues and teams affected by layoffs.
12 thousand jobs lost last year
Google laid off about 12 thousand people last year. . In that layoff, all the teams including Hardware, Ad Sales, Search, Shopping, Maps, Policy, Core Engineering and YouTube were affected. After that, this year also thousands of people from many departments have been thrown out since January 10. The first indications about upcoming layoffs suggest that YouTube employees are going to be the first to be affected. About 100 people of the video platform have been informed about this.
The pace of layoffs continues from 2022
Let us tell you that tech companies are doing layoffs from 2022 itself. . Last year also, tech companies around the world laid off lakhs of employees. Apart from the new age tech companies, big names have also been included in the companies doing layoffs. Apple, which has not done layoffs till now, has also indicated about restructuring. Amazon’s video streaming company Twitch has also laid off about 500 people this year.