Tech giant Google is learnt to have sacked 453 employees from various departments in India late at night on Thursday, sources in the know said. A mail was sent out by Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President, Google India to the affected employees. Last month, Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, announced the sack of 12,000 employees or 6 per cent of its total headcount globally. Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of the company, had also mailed the employees stating that he takes “full responsibility for the decisions that led us here”. Earlier in January, Microsoft announced 10,000 job cuts or nearly 5 per cent of its workforce. Amazon also is cutting 18,000 jobs. Facebook’s parent Meta also said it is trimming 11,000 positions across the world. Meanwhile, YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki said that she is stepping down and Chief Product Officer, Neal Mohan will take the lead as the Senior Vice President and new Head of YouTube. Wojcicki joined Google’s video-sharing and social media platform as the CEO in 2014.
Today: December 10, 2023