Read Google CEO Sundar Pichai's apology letter to fired staff members

The move by Google to fire 12,000 workers coincides with a significant upheaval in the technology industry, with other behemoths like Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, and Twitter also reducing their personnel.

Read Google CEO Sundar Pichai's apology letter to fired staff members
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Google, a global leader in technology, stated on Friday that it was firing 12,000 workers due to challenging economic times. The business has conducted a thorough evaluation across product areas and functions, according to Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai in an email to staff, to make sure that people and jobs are in line with the company's primary priorities. The move by Google to fire 12,000 workers coincides with a significant upheaval in the technology industry, with other behemoths like Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, and Twitter also reducing their personnel. Here is Sundar Pichai's email to his staff in its entirety.I have some upsetting news to impart. We've made the decision to cut 12,000 roles from our staff. To those affected employees in the US, we have already sent a separate email. Due to regional laws and customs, this process will take longer in other nations.

This will require bidding farewell to some extraordinarily excellent individuals we worked arduously to hire and have enjoyed working with. I apologise profusely for that. I fully accept responsibility for the choices that brought us to this point despite the fact that I am deeply concerned about how these changes will affect Googlers' daily lives.Periods of tremendous growth have been observed over the past two years. We hired for a different economic reality than the one we currently face in order to meet and fuel that development. Because of the strength of our mission, the value of our goods and services, and our early investments in AL, I am optimistic about the enormous opportunity that lies ahead of us.

We'll need to make difficult decisions if we want to completely capture K. In order to make sure that our employees and their jobs are in line with our company's top priorities, we have conducted a thorough evaluation of all relevant product areas and functions. The roles we're getting rid of are a result of that evaluation. They cross all locations, product categories, functions, and levels.Thank you for working so hard to support people and businesses all throughout the world, Googlers leaving us. We appreciate your contributions because they were quite helpful.

We're going to support employees while they hunt for their next opportunity, even though this transition won't be simple. • Employees will be paid throughout the whole notice period (minimum 60 days).

Additionally, we'll expedite at least 16 weeks of GSU vesting and provide a severance compensation starting at 16 weeks of salary plus two weeks for each subsequent year spent working for Google.

Bonuses for 2022 and unused vacation time will be paid. For individuals impacted, we will provide six months of medical treatment, assistance with finding a job, and immigration support.

We will help employees outside of the US in accordance with regional customs.

We are almost 25 years old, therefore we will inevitably have challenging economic cycles. These are crucial times to narrow our focus, redesign our cost structure, and focus all of our resources—talent and money—on our top priorities.We can place large bets in some areas while being limited in others. Our businesses and the entire industry have made ground-breaking progress as a result of the company's pivot to becoming Al-first years ago. These early investments allowed Google to produce better goods than ever before. Additionally, we're getting ready to share some completely brand-new experiences with users, developers, and companies. With Al throughout our goods, we have a significant opportunity before us, and we're ready to seize it ethically and boldly.The "healthy contempt for the impossible that has been at the heart of our society from the beginning" is continued in all of our activity. I can still see that same spirit and energy at work when I look around Google now. Therefore, even on our worst days, maintain confidence in our capacity to complete our task. Unquestionably, today is one of those.

You undoubtedly have a lot of inquiries concerning our future plans. On Monday, we'll host a town hall. For further information, check your calendar. Please take good care of yourselves while you process this upsetting news till then. As part of that, feel free to work from home today if you have just begun your workday.

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