AlphaBet, Google’s parent company, has announced the layoff of 12,000 employees. According to Bloomberg’s report, AlphaBet CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company is planning to lay off 12,000 employees.
Google officials have hinted at layoffs several times in recent months, but now a clear announcement has come out.
In a message sent to employees on January 20, AlphaBet CEO Sundar Pichai said, “Over the past 2 years, we have seen the company grow and recruit many people, but things are different now.”
He said that he takes full responsibility for the decisions that led to the current bad situation.
Overall, Google’s parent company wants to reduce the overall number of employees by 6 percent.
This will be the first time in AlphaBet’s history that such a large number of employees will be laid off simultaneously.
Due to the uncertain economic situation, AlphaBet will be laying off employees from various sectors around the world.
It is not yet clear which areas of the company will be affected more by this decision.
Google’s announcement comes as several technology companies including Microsoft, EmmaZone, Meta and Twitter have laid off employees in large numbers in recent months.