Google has cut more than 1,800 jobs in its home state of California as part of the largest layoff round in the company’s history.
On Friday, Alphabet-owned Google announced it would cut 12,000 employees, about 6% of its full-time workforce. According to filings released by the state and reviewed by CNBC, 1,845 positions, or 15% of the cut, were in California.
Most of the statewide layoffs occurred at and around the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. About 1,436 jobs were cut in Mountain View, home of Google, and 119 in San Bruno, home of YouTube. Palo Alto has seen 53 cuts of him.
“Employee turnover at the facility resulting from this action is scheduled to begin on March 31, 2023,” reads the filing dated January 20.
A Google spokesperson told CNBC that the March date is due to California’s mandated notice period. WARN (Worker Adjustment and Reeducation Notification Act) Employers must give affected employees and state and local representatives at least 60 days’ written notice of “factory closures or mass layoffs.”
google initials Presentation The company said it will pay its U.S. employees “for the entire notice period (minimum 60 days).”
More than a quarter of the Bay Area positions affected included “director” or “senior” in the title. The reduction also included 27 in-house massage therapists, 24 of whom were located in Mountain View and three in the Southern California markets of Los Angeles and Irvine.
A total of 177 cuts were made in LA, most from the company’s Playa Vista campus. At Irvine he had 60 cuts.
Alphabet is weighing the risks of slowing growth and a recession as tech markets adapt to the end of a prolonged bull market. At Monday’s all-hands meeting, CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about the layoffs and took questions from employees who expressed concerns about the future.
“I understand that you are worried about what comes next in your work,” Pichai said at the meeting. ”
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