The White House Brushed Off Concerns About Mass Firings At Microsoft And Amazon. Now Google Is Laying Off Employees Too.

The White House Brushed Off Concerns About Mass Firings At Microsoft And Amazon. Now Google Is Laying Off Employees Too.


Google announced plans to dismiss thousands of employees days after the White House dismissed concerns about the layoffs sweeping the technology sector.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai informed the company on Friday that some 12,000 positions would be eliminated as a result of macroeconomic turmoil. The layoffs will impact approximately 6% of the company’s workforce of nearly 187,000.

“Over the past two years we’ve seen periods of dramatic growth. To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today. I am confident about the huge opportunity in front of us thanks to the strength of our mission,” Pichai said in a memo. “To fully capture it, we’ll need to make tough choices. So, we’ve undertaken a rigorous review across

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