It turns out that post-pandemic Google Accounts not only affected the Google Hardware team responsible for Pixel, Nest, and Fitbit products, but it took similar parts from Google's core engineering teams and Google Assistant as well. Google just confirmed the edge That “a few hundred” roles were cancelled all Of these departments, which means that Google confirmed the layoffs of about a thousand employees on Wednesday alone, if we use a reasonable definition of the word “few.”
And these are just the cuts we know. We asked Courtenay Mencini, a Google spokeswoman, to say whether this was the full and total number of job cuts in this round of layoffs, but she stopped short of responding at that point, and only confirmed the current layoff reports in 9to5Google And Semaphore. New York times Layoffs were reported in the engineering team as well.
When we spoke to Mencini earlier this evening about the layoffs at Google Hardware, she didn't mention other layoffs — but she did write that “a number of our teams have made changes to become more efficient and perform better” and that “some teams continue to make these types of changes.” Organizational, which includes eliminating some roles globally.
So there may be more, and it's possible that Google is trying to spread the bad news instead of spreading it all at once. The matter became public during Epic against Google Trial that Google is among the companies trying to plant stories to shape the news. I find that…interesting, at least, that 9to5Google And Semaphore He wrote a story about Google's hardware layoffs and Google's knowledge team layoffs respectively, around the same time, without mentioning the other.
Speaking of bigger pictures, Google is a huge company. Parent company Alphabet employed 182,381 employees as of September 30, 2023, so roughly a thousand jobs would only cut about half a percent of the company's total.
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