Google Will Hire Less Engineers For These Job Roles; CEO Sundar Pichai Shares Note With Employees
In line with other tech giants, Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to slow hiring for the rest of the year, as many others made similar decisions or announced job cuts.
Uncertain Global Economic Affecting IT Sector
If we consider the history, Google has remained relatively immune to the economic dips of the technology sector.
However, in an internal memo, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai highlighted the uncertain global economic outlook as the key reason for the hiring slowdown.
While thanking its employees for the great work done this year, Pichai said that “the uncertain global economic outlook has been top of mind. Like all companies, we’re not immune to economic headwinds. Something I cherish about our culture is that we’ve never viewed these types of challenges as obstacles. Instead, we’ve seen them as opportunities to deepen our focus and invest for the long term.”
He reminded Google’s employees about their mission ”to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,”.
He said that “knowledge and computing are how we drive our mission forward. That’s the lens we use to decide where to invest — whether it’s in areas like Search, Cloud, YouTube, Platforms and Hardware, the teams that support them, or in the AI that enables more helpful products and services.”
Hiring During Uncertain Times
According to him, “the investments made in the first half of the year reflect this vision.In Q2 alone, we added approximately 10,000 Googlers, and have a strong number of commitments for Q3 start dates which reflects, in part, the seasonal college recruiting calendar.”
Further adding that “these are extraordinary numbers, and they show our excitement about long-term opportunities, even in uncertain times. Because of the hiring progress achieved so far this year, we’ll be slowing the pace of hiring for the rest of the year, while still supporting our most important opportunities.”
For the balance of 2022 and 2023, the service firm wants to focus hiring on engineering, technical and other critical roles, and make sure the great talent we do hire is aligned with our long-term priorities.