Google India Hands Over Pink Slips to Over 400 Employees
Denying that the layoffs were done "randomly", Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had said earlier that he is "deeply sorry" for reducing the workforce.
- Google India has terminated more than 400 employees.
- Google cuts 12,000 workers globally.
- Google CEO Sundar Pichai said earlier that he is deeply sorry for reducing the workforce.
New Delhi: Google India has terminated more than 400 employees and some of the impacted workers took to LinkedIn to share their plight. The layoffs at Google India were part of the larger job cuts that impacted 12,000 workers globally at the company.
Kamal Dave, an account manager at Google's Gurugram office, wrote on LinkedIn: "I was a part of Google India Layoffs yesterday. At Google, my energies were focused on delivering Digital Marketing Goals for multiple industries at the top of their food chain in India as a strategic key account manager/consultant". (Also Read: Twitter Shuts Delhi, Mumbai Offices, Only Three Employees Running Company's India Operations)
"I am looking for a new role and would appreciate your support. Thank you in advance for any connections, advice, or opportunities you can offer," Dave posted. Another Google India employee, who survived the layoffs, said it "is really difficult to see them (colleagues) go through this". (Also Read: SBI vs HDFC vs ICICI vs PNB vs BoB: Savings Accounts Minimum Balance and Penalty Charges Compared)
"It is even more difficult, as you don`t know how to talk to them, what to say," the employee added. Employees, who survived the recent layoffs at Google, are worried and have demanded assurances that their jobs are not next to be axed by the company during a recent all-hands meeting with top bosses.
Denying that the layoffs were done "randomly", Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had said earlier that he is "deeply sorry" for reducing the workforce. In an email to employees, Pichai said he takes "full responsibility for the decisions that led us here".
The layoffs at Google's parent company were expected amid the deepening funding winter that has hit companies of all sizes in the global slowdown and recession fears.