Google’s parent company Alphabet announced about 12,000 global job cuts on Friday, becoming the latest U.S. tech company to implement large-scale restructuring.
“We have decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles,” Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees, adding that the cuts were a response to changing “economic realities.” I am
The move comes a day after Microsoft said it would cut up to 10,000 staff in the coming months, following similar layoffs by Facebook owner Meta, Amazon and Twitter as previously unreachable. The tech sector is facing a major economic downturn.
“We have conducted a rigorous review across product areas and functions to ensure our people and roles are aligned with our highest priorities as a company,” Pichai wrote.
“The roles we are eliminating reflect the results of this review.
“The fact that these changes will affect the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that got us here.”