Google offices (Photo: ShutterStock)
Alphabet, Google's parent company, announced today (Friday) that it will cut 12,000 jobs, which is more than 6% of its global workforce.
This is according to a letter sent by the company's CEO, Sundar Pichai, and obtained by the Reuters news agency.
In a letter to employees, Pichai wrote that he takes full responsibility for the decisions that led the company to this situation.
The cuts come a few days after the company's competitor, Microsoft, announced that it would lay off ten thousand workers.
The hi-tech layoffs continue.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Photo: GettyImages, Drew Angerer)
On Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the company is expected to lay off about 10,000 employees during 2023. "We are expected to lay off the employees by the end of the third quarter of the year," he said. "We will have to align our expenses with the financial cycle and adapt ourselves to customer demand .
The number of those laid off is approximately 5% of the company's workforce." Currently, Microsoft has approximately 220,000 employees worldwide.
In the meantime, the technology giant Amazon has also begun implementing a layoff plan for approximately 18,000 employees, which was planned in recent months. The company began Issue summonses for a hearing by email, mainly in the USA, Canada and Costa Rica.
In China, the invitations will be sent only after the Chinese New Year celebrations.
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