Google announces another round of layoffs as part of ‘large scale’ restructuring

Google is laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of ‘large scale’ restructuring at the technology giant.

The firings are not company-wide and affected employees will be able to apply for internal roles, a spokesman confirmed.

A small percentage of the impacted roles will be required to relocate to hubs the company is investing in, including Chicago, Atlanta, India and Dublin.

The layoffs follow a slew of job cuts across Google and the tech and media industry this year, adding to fears that layoffs may continue as companies grapple with economic uncertainty.

‘Throughout the second half of 2023 and into 2024, a number of our teams made changes to become more efficient and work better, remove layers and align their resources to their biggest product priorities,’ the spokesperson added. 

Google is laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of ‘large scale’ restructuring at the technology giant

Employees across several of Google’ teams in its real estate and finance departments have been affected, according to a Business Insider report.

The finance teams affected include Google’s treasury, business services, and revenue cash operations, it added.

Google’s finance chief, Ruth Porat, sent an email to staff saying the restructuring includes expanding growth to Bangalore, Mexico City, and Dublin.

Although the full scale of the cuts is unknown, one employee described then as ‘pretty large-scale’. 

Google let go of hundreds of workers across multiple teams in January including its engineering, hardware and assistant teams as the company ramps up investment and builds its artificial intelligence offerings.

Company CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly told employees at the start of the year to expect more job cuts.

In January, the company announced it was laying off more than 700 people from its San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Mountain View locations in four different notices filed.

Most of those impacted worked on its augmented reality hardware team responsible for Pixel, Nest and Fitbit. 

The tech giant said it was also permanently shutting down its Mountain View daycare center and firing 73 teachers and school workers.

The layoffs began on March 10 and were slated to continue into August. 

They come amid other savage cuts in Silicon Valley, including by other major players including Amazon and Discord.

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