Sagar Gilhotra, a former strategic partner development manager at Google, shared his shock on LinkedIn after being laid off from the company. He detailed his contributions to the search giant, which included expanding India operations of YouTube live shopping and onboarding top-level market partners. Despite ‘giving his best and receiving spot bonuses’, he was still laid off from the company, along with 453 other employees. According to a report by the Business Line, the layoffs took place across various departments of Google. There is, however, no clarity on whether this is a fresh round of job cuts or part of the larger layoff around 12,000 staff accounting for 6% of its global workforce, announced by CEO Sundar Pichai in January. Meanwhile, Indian-origin Neal Mohan assumed the top post at Google-owned YouTube on Thursday after Susan Wojcicki resigned from her CEO position.
Today: December 2, 2023