The layoff spree that began in 2022 doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. After several tech giants slashed their employees, Google too fired nearly 500 workers in India.
According to a report by CNBC, employees have been laid off from various departments in India late at night. Many staff working as level four software developers, backend developers, cloud engineers and digital marketers from Hyderabad and Bangalore have been issued pink slips.
While the company has not commented on layoffs yet, the fired employees took to social media platforms to share that they have been sacked. One such employee is Kamal Dave, account manager at Google's Gurugram, Haryana office.
He posted on LinkedIn that he was impacted by the layoff that happened yesterday as roles in the digital marketing Goals have been cut.
Another employee Saptak Mohanta, Program Manager at Google wrote, "Absolutely gutted to lose a lot of my brilliant colleagues and friends as part of Google's layoffs in Singapore and India last night. It's going to take all of us some time to heal from this."
The layoff was announced by the parent company of Google, Alphabet Inc, last month. It revealed that the company will be cutting 12.000 jobs or six per cent of its total workforce.
Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of the company, in a mail to employees took “full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.” He also added that top executives of Google will be subjected to pay cuts as part of the company's cost-cutting measures.
“All roles above the senior vice president level will witness a ‘very significant' reduction in their annual bonus. For senior roles, the compensation is linked to company performance,” said Pichai, according to CNBC’s report.