Google Continues to Cut Hundreds of Jobs while Earning Billions

Alphabet Workers Union opposes these cuts, criticising the tech giant for profiting while firing employees.
17 January 2024
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Google laid off hundreds of workers in several divisions last week, seeking to lower expenses as it focuses on artificial intelligence and joining a wave of other companies cutting tech jobs this year. 

Alphabet Workers Union claimed that it is "needless" for Google to cut hundreds of jobs when the tech giant earns billions. In a post on X, they said the job cuts were not necessary, and it would fight them.

 "Our members and teammates work hard every day to build great products for our users, and the company cannot continue to fire our coworkers while making billions every quarter," it wrote.

The Silicon Valley company laid off employees in its core engineering division, as well as those working on the Google Assistant, a voice-operated virtual assistant, and in the hardware division that makes the Pixel phone, Fitbit watches and Nest thermostat.

Google said it was "responsibly investing" in its biggest priorities.

- CyberBeat


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