Google Group Alphabet is cutting 12,000 jobs

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California

Several tech companies had recently announced job cuts.

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mountain view As the next heavyweight in the tech industry, Google parent company Alphabet wants to cut thousands of jobs, according to media reports. Around 12,000 jobs are to be lost worldwide, as company boss Sundar Pichai wrote in an email to employees published on Friday.

This corresponds to around six percent of the workforce. Pichai indicated that areas outside of the core business will therefore be more affected: they want to adapt the workforce to the central priorities of the group. In addition to employees in administration, product developers are also affected.

His company has hired on a large scale in recent years “for a different economic reality than the one we are facing today,” Pichai wrote. “I take full responsibility for the decisions that have led us here.” Initially, there was no official information from Alphabet.

Just this week, Microsoft announced that it would cut 10,000 jobs. Before that, Amazon announced that it would cut 18,000 jobs and the Facebook group Meta of 11,000 jobs. With the booming business in the corona pandemic, the tech companies had increased their number of employees, in some cases significantly. Recently, however, business development has slowed down, among other things due to economic concerns and high inflation.

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