Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company will make “tough choices” to achieve its goals and that more layoffs are expected this year.
In a memo to employees, Pichai said the layoffs will not be on the same scale as last year’s 12,000 layoffs, but some teams will still be affected, The Verge reported. Here’s all we know.
Google layoffs are coming again
Last week, Google laid off more than 1,000 employees across several divisions, including hardware, engineering, ads, and services. The company also confirmed that Fitbit co-founders James Park and Eric Friedman have left the company.
On Wednesday, Google laid off 100 YouTube employees as part of its reorganization efforts. A Google spokesperson stated that the company is making changes to become more efficient and align its resources with its biggest product priorities.
While Pichai acknowledged that these changes were difficult for employees, he emphasized that they were necessary to achieve the company’s ambitious goals. The CEO encouraged employees to continue to work hard and stay focused on their responsibilities, assuring them that the company would provide support and resources to those affected by the layoffs.
The news comes at a time when Google continues to face competition in several markets, including search, advertising, and cloud computing. The company is investing heavily in new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to stay ahead of the competition.
For employees, the layoffs may be a cause for concern, but they are also a reminder of the company’s commitment to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing technology landscape. As company continues to meet the challenges of the industry, it is clear that the company is determined to remain a leader for years to come.
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