Alphabet cuts staff from recruiting division

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, announced on Wednesday that it was cutting staff from its worldwide recruiting division as the digital giant continues to slow hiring.

A small number of employees will be let go by the corporation; there won’t be a mass layoff, and most of the team will be kept around for hiring crucial positions. Additionally, it will aid employees in looking for jobs both inside and outside the organisation.

Alphabet is the first Big Tech to lay off workers this quarter, following dramatic downsizing earlier in 2023 by competitors like Meta, Microsoft, and Amazon as a sluggish economy ended their pandemic-driven hiring sprees.

California-based Alphabet reduced its headcount by 6% in January by cutting roughly 12,000 positions.

According to a research by the employment company Challenger, Grey & Christmas, the number of layoffs in the U.S. increased by over four times in August compared to July and by more than three times in August overall.

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