Google Slashes 12,000 Jobs in Record-Breaking Global Layoff

Today, Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. announced that it would be cutting 12,000 jobs in its largest ever round of layoffs. This will represent a 6% reduction in its global workforce.

In a memo sent to staff, CEO Sundar Pichai said that the layoffs were necessary due to the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. He added that the company will be providing generous severance packages to those affected.

The layoffs will be effective immediately, and will affect employees in all departments and countries.

Google’s decision to reduce its workforce comes amidst a growing trend of tech companies cutting jobs to reduce costs. Other major tech companies such as Microsoft and Apple have also recently announced job cuts.

The news has been met with some criticism, with some arguing that companies should be doing more to protect jobs during the pandemic.

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