Report: Google parent company Alphabet to lay off 12,000

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced Friday that it will be cutting 12,000 jobs, or about 6% of its workforce, The New York Times is reporting.

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“We hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today,” Alphabet’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, wrote in a memo to employees, referring to the hiring that happened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The memo was posted on the company’s website. Pichai said that US employees of the company who are affected by the job cuts had been notified by email.

Google is the latest tech company to announce job cuts. Microsoft, Amazon and Meta, formerly Facebook, have all announced the elimination of thousands of jobs in the past few weeks.