Google is laying off hundreds of employees from its digital assistant, hardware and engineering teams. The company has said that cost cutting is continuing on its part. This has come to light from a Bloomberg report.
The employees affected by this layoff include people from the voice-based Google Assistant and Augmented Reality hardware teams. Apart from this, employees of Google's Central Engineering Organization have also been affected by the layoffs.
According to Bloomberg, a Google spokesperson said in the statement, 'During the second half of 2023, many of our teams made changes to become more efficient, work better, and align our resources with our biggest product priorities. . Some teams are continuing these types of organizational changes, which may include eliminating some positions at the global level.
Regarding this latest layoff by Google, Semaphore was the first to report that layoffs are taking place in the Google Assistant team. Whereas 9to5 Google had reported about reorganization in the hardware team. Google says that the employees who are being laid off have started receiving information.
This move of Google has been criticized by Alphabet Workers Union. Our members and teammates work hard every day to create great products for our users, the union said. The company cannot fire our co-workers despite earning billions every quarter. We will not stop fighting until our jobs are protected.