According to reports, Google India has fired 453 employees from various departments. Sanjay Gupta, Google India’s country head and vice president, sent an email to the employees in question, according to the report.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., announced that 12,000 employees, or 6% of the company’s total workforce, would be fired to save money. In a separate email to the employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he takes full responsibility for the decisions that brought them here.
Sundar Pichai claims that an additional email has already been sent to affected US employees. Due to local regulations and practices, this procedure will take longer in other nations. Sundar Pichai has also conducted a thorough review of all product areas and functions to make sure that our employees’ positions are in line with the company’s top priorities.
Google’s India operations have been the latest in a string of tech-related layoffs in recent months. Tech giants like Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, and Amazon announced massive layoffs in response to macroeconomic headwinds.
Microsoft announced in January 2023 that it would lay off 10,000 workers, or nearly 5% of its workforce. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, also carried out a similar exercise, shedding 11,000 jobs worldwide. Similar to this, Amazon announced in November that it would lay off 18,000 employees worldwide.
Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, also made the announcement that 3,700 employees would be laid off shortly after closing on his $44 billion acquisition of the company at the end of October 2022.