Google CEO’s email to staff telling them 12,000 Are Being Laid Off

Googlers,

I have some difficult news to share. We've decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles. We've already sent a separate email to employees in the US who are affected. In other countries, this process will take longer due to local laws and practices.

This will mean saying goodbye to some incredibly talented people we worked hard to hire and have loved working with. I'm deeply sorry for that. The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.

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, the value of our products and services, and our early investments in AI. To fully capture it, we'll need to make tough choices. So, we've undertaken a rigorous review across product areas and functions to ensure that our people and roles are aligned with our highest priorities as a company. The roles we're eliminating reflect the outcome of that review. They cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions.

To the Googlers who are leaving us: Thank you for working so hard to help people and businesses everywhere. Your contributions have been invaluable and we are grateful for them.

While this transition won't be easy, we're going to support employees as they look for their next opportunity.

In the US:


  • We'll pay employees during the full notification period (minimum 60 days).
  • We'll also offer a severance package starting at 16 weeks salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google, and accelerate at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting.
  • We'll pay 2022 bonuses and remaining vacation time.
  • We'll be offering 6 months of healthcare, job placement services, and immigration support for those affected.
  • Outside the US, we'll support employees in line with local practices.
As an almost 25-year-old company, we're bound to go through difficult economic cycles. These are important moments to sharpen our focus, reengineer our cost base, and direct our talent and capital to our highest priorities.

Being constrained in some areas allows us to bet big on others. Pivoting the company to be AI-first years ago led to groundbreaking advances across our businesses and the whole industry.

Thanks to those early investments, Google's products are better than ever. And we're getting ready to share some entirely new experiences for users, developers and businesses, too. We have a substantial opportunity in front of us with AI across our products and are prepared to approach it boldly and responsibly.

All this work is a continuation of the "healthy disregard for the impossible" that's been core to our culture from the beginning. When I look around Google today, I see that same spirit and energy driving our efforts. That's why I remain optimistic about our ability to deliver on our mission, even on our toughest days. Today is certainly one of them.

I'm sure you have many questions about how we'll move forward. We'll be organizing a town hall on Monday. Check your calendar for details. Until then, please take good care of yourselves as you absorb this difficult news. As part of that, if you are just starting your work day, please feel free to work from home today.

-Sundar
 

Hank Scorpio

Full Member
You think thats bad?


One of Cork's biggest bar groups has told some staff they're "not in a position" to give them work "for the foreseeable future".

CorkBeo understands at least 34 workers between Reardens and The Oliver Plunkett have been told there's currently no work for them as bosses are reducing hours and shifts for the next few months.

The workers, who are mostly kitchen staff, were told they may get some hours for large bookings or events but otherwise their roles are on hold until it gets busy again.
 

daftbrush

Full Member
You think thats bad?


One of Cork's biggest bar groups has told some staff they're "not in a position" to give them work "for the foreseeable future".

CorkBeo understands at least 34 workers between Reardens and The Oliver Plunkett have been told there's currently no work for them as bosses are reducing hours and shifts for the next few months.

The workers, who are mostly kitchen staff, were told they may get some hours for large bookings or events but otherwise their roles are on hold until it gets busy again.
Monty runs a tigh ship. No point in running a business to the ground and then leave a load of debts.
 

SoundMan

Full Member
You think thats bad?


One of Cork's biggest bar groups has told some staff they're "not in a position" to give them work "for the foreseeable future".

CorkBeo understands at least 34 workers between Reardens and The Oliver Plunkett have been told there's currently no work for them as bosses are reducing hours and shifts for the next few months.

The workers, who are mostly kitchen staff, were told they may get some hours for large bookings or events but otherwise their roles are on hold until it gets busy again.

Your regurgitation of news that was circulated here yesterday aside I do think it is bad that Google are but the latest Tech company to be "drawing in their horns"

A sight more than 34 workers are likely to be let go by Google.

What struck me as very strange though was the difference in severence package between their US and non-US based employees.


  • We'll pay employees during the full notification period (minimum 60 days).
  • We'll also offer a severance package starting at 16 weeks salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google, and accelerate at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting.
  • We'll pay 2022 bonuses and remaining vacation time.
  • We'll be offering 6 months of healthcare, job placement services, and immigration support for those affected.
  • Outside the US, we'll support employees in line with local practices."
 
Your regurgitation of news that was circulated here yesterday aside I do think it is bad that Google are but the latest Tech company to be "drawing in their horns"

A sight more than 34 workers are likely to be let go by Google.

What struck me as very strange though was the difference in severence package between their US and non-US based employees.


  • We'll pay employees during the full notification period (minimum 60 days).
  • We'll also offer a severance package starting at 16 weeks salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google, and accelerate at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting.
  • We'll pay 2022 bonuses and remaining vacation time.
  • We'll be offering 6 months of healthcare, job placement services, and immigration support for those affected.
  • Outside the US, we'll support employees in line with local practices."
Not being funny but why does that surprise you ?

Typically they’ll give what they are entitled to give and this varies from country to country.

Employees typically are somewhat well protected here compared to the likes of the US and India. I expect thats where most of the cuts will be made .
 

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