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Google parent Alphabet lays off ‘hundreds’ from global recruitment team

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Sep 14, 2023 11:16 AM IST

The decision is not part of a wide-scale layoff and the company will retain a significant majority of the team for hiring critical roles.

Google parent Alphabet is laying off employees from its global recruiting team as the tech giant continues to slow hiring, it said on Wednesday.

A logo is pictured above the entrance to the offices of Google in London.(AFP)
A logo is pictured above the entrance to the offices of Google in London.(AFP)

The company's decision to let go of a few hundred employees is not part of a wide-scale layoff and will retain a significant majority of the team for hiring critical roles. It will also help the workers search for roles within the company and elsewhere.

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Alphabet is the first "Big Tech" company to lay off employees this quarter, after peers like Meta, Microsoft and Amazon downsized aggressively earlier in 2023 as a weak economy put an end to their pandemic-led hiring sprees.

California-based Alphabet cut about 12,000 jobs in January, reducing its workforce by 6%.

Layoffs in the U.S. rose more than threefold in August from July and nearly fourfold compared with a year ago, according to a report by employment firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast that new claims for state unemployment benefits would rise by about 8% in the week ended Sept. 9, after having fallen 13,000 to 216,000 in the prior seven-day period.

(Reporting by Arsheeya Bajwa and Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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