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    Google announced another wave of layoffs

    The technology giant once again announces another wave of layoffs, this time of its staff in charge of hiring and recruiting new employees. Proving that the company’s cost reduction is still in place.

    Earlier this year, the parent company of Google, Alphabet reported that at least 6% of its workforce would be laid off, that represented about 12,000 employeess, basically due to the economic uncertainty that was experienced during those months and the previous ones, which loomed over the company’s performance, combined with the overcontracting that occurred during the pandemic.

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    In this sense, Google spokesperson Courtenay Mencini expressed in a statement that “We continue to invest in the best technical talent and engineering and at the same time significantly slowed the pace of our general hiring,” he said

    According to Mencini, the changes that are being made internally at Google are “to ensure that we operate efficiently, We have made the difficult decision to reduce the size of our recruiting team“, said.

    In this regard, its CEO, Sundar Pichai mentioned that Google currently “continues to slow down its expense growth and hiring rate,” he highlighted.

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    Although it is currently unknown how many people will be laid off, it was learned that hundreds of workers worldwide in charge of hiring at the company will be affected.

    During 2021, Google’s workforce increased to close to 50,000 employees, this due to the growing demand and consumption of services during the Covid-19 pandemic; However, this action, driven by the same profits, was the one that a year later began to weigh on the company’s expenses, amidst fear of a recession on the horizon, which led to the loss of important advertisers.

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    It is estimated that for the last months of last year, there were approximately 190,234 employees, but by the end of June of this year it decreased to 181,798 workers according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Source: La Opinion

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