Google Fires Employees In US, Shifts Some Jobs To India, Mexico, UK


Sheetal Bhalerao

Sheetal Bhalerao

Apr 20, 2024


It appears that the season of layoffs is still not over as Alphabet-owned Google is again planning to lay off an unspecified number of employees, as informed by a company spokesperson on Wednesday.

Google Fires Employees In US, Shifts Some Jobs To India, Mexico, UK

Employee Layoffs In Google

This latest round of layoffs are marking the latest cuts at the technology giant as it cracks down on costs.

Notably, these layoffs are not company-wide, said the Google spokesperson.

Adding that the affected employees will be able to apply for internal roles.

As of they did not specify the number of employees impacted nor the teams involved.

The company is planning to move a small percentage of the impacted roles to hubs the company is investing in, including India, Chicago, Atlanta and Dublin.

Nonetheless, these layoffs follow a slew of job cuts across Google, and the tech and media industry this year.

This further adds to the fears that layoffs may continue as companies grapple with economic uncertainty.


Aligning Resources To Their Biggest Product Priorities

The spokesperson further said, “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.” 

A latest media report on Wednesday highlights that the employees across several of Google’ teams in its real estate and finance departments have been affected.

Further adding that the finance teams affected include Google’s treasury, business services, and revenue cash operations.

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

As we can see that this is not the first time, earlier Google let go of hundreds of workers across multiple teams in January including its engineering, hardware and assistant teams.

With this move, the company prepares to ramp up investment and build its artificial intelligence offerings.

This is an anticipated move as at the start of the year, the company CEO Sundar Pichai has reportedly informed the employees to expect more job cuts in the coming months.


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