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Google reduces workforce, transfers certain positions overseas as part of cost-saving initiatives

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Google lays off employees, shifts some roles abroad amid cost cuts

Alphabet-owned Google is implementing layoffs impacting an unspecified number of employees, as confirmed by a company spokesperson on Wednesday. The technology giant is focusing on cost-cutting measures, with affected employees being able to apply for internal roles. The layoffs are not company-wide, and the exact number of employees impacted and the teams involved have not been disclosed.

A small percentage of affected roles will transition to hubs where Google is increasing investments, such as India, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dublin. This move follows a series of job cuts within Google and the broader tech and media industry, reflecting ongoing concerns about economic uncertainty.

Teams within Google’s real estate and finance departments have been affected by the recent layoffs, including finance teams in areas such as treasury, business services, and revenue cash operations. As part of the restructuring, Google’s finance chief, Ruth Porat, mentioned plans to expand operations in Bangalore, Mexico City, and Dublin.

In January, Google made significant job cuts across various teams, including engineering, hardware, and assistant roles, as the company enhances its investment in artificial intelligence offerings. CEO Sundar Pichai had previously indicated to employees to expect further restructuring. The decision to lay off employees and shift roles abroad is part of Google’s strategy to streamline operations and allocate resources more effectively to prioritize key product initiatives.

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