Alphabet, Google’s parent company, will lay off 12,000 workers, the latest round of layoffs in the tech industry.
In an internal email, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai stated that he accepted “full responsibility” for the layoffs.
The layoffs will affect 6% of Alphabet’s global workforce, including teams such as recruitment and engineering.
This comes just days after Microsoft announced 10,000 job cuts and weeks after Amazon announced 18,000 layoffs.
Mr Pichai thanked staff for “working so hard” in their roles, adding that their “contributions have been invaluable”.
He stated: “While this transition will be difficult, we will assist employees in their search for new opportunities.
“Until then, please take good care of yourselves as you absorb this difficult news. As part of that, if you are just starting your work day, please feel free to work from home today.”
According to a recent filing with Companies House, Google employs over 5,500 people in the United Kingdom. However, it is unknown how many of these will be impacted by the cuts.
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