New York, (EFE).- The American company Alphabet (Google) announced this Friday that it will reduce its workforce by some 12,000 people, 6.4%, after years of “spectacular” growth that has come up against a “reality different economy” like the current one.
In fact, it has already sent a separate email to US employees who have been affected by this workforce reduction, as announced by Sudar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet in a statement.
In other countries, this process of communication to staff will take a little longer to accommodate local laws and practices.
These layoffs have been announced after carrying out a “rigorous review” in all areas and functions of the products, with the aim of rebalancing the company’s costs and directing talent and capital towards its most important priorities.
The company will indemnify employees around the world in accordance with local country practices.
On the other hand, the technology has advanced that it is preparing to launch new experiences for users, developers and companies and has highlighted artificial intelligence as a great opportunity for its products.
36,000 more employees than in 2021
Google had a workforce at the end of September 2021 of 150,028 people, compared to the 186,779 it had on the same date in 2022.
The trickle of layoffs in technology companies continue to take place in a week in which Microsoft announced that it will lay off 10,000 employees, just under 5% of its workforce. Amazon has also begun this week to communicate the 18,000 expected layoffs.
All this happens after a 2022 in which the big technology companies have laid off more than 150,000 employees in the world in companies such as Twitter or Meta (Facebook).