Google Lays Off Employees, Shifts Some Roles to Hubs Abroad

A spokesperson for Alphabet-owned Google announced on Wednesday that the company is implementing layoffs, though the exact number of affected employees was not disclosed. These layoffs are part of the company’s ongoing efforts to streamline operations and reduce costs.


While not affecting the entire company, impacted employees will have the opportunity to apply for other positions within Google. However, specific details regarding the number of affected employees and the affected departments were not provided.

Some of the roles impacted by the layoffs will be relocated to key hubs where Google is increasing its investment, such as India, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dublin. This move follows a series of job reductions within Google and the broader tech and media industry, reflecting the challenges companies face amid economic uncertainties.

The spokesperson explained that over the past months, various teams within Google have undergone restructuring to improve efficiency, eliminate redundancies, and focus resources on core product priorities. According to a report by Business Insider, several teams within Google’s real estate and finance departments have been affected by the layoffs, including the treasury, business services, and revenue cash operations teams.

Ruth Porat, Google’s finance chief, reportedly informed staff via email that the restructuring efforts involve expanding operations in Bangalore, Mexico City, and Dublin. This announcement comes after Google’s previous round of layoffs in January, which affected hundreds of employees across multiple teams, including engineering, hardware, and assistant teams, as the company enhances its investments and advances its artificial intelligence initiatives.

It’s been reported that Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, indicated earlier in the year that further job cuts should be anticipated.