Google India is laying off 400 employees from various operations

Google India has laid off more than 400 employees, and some of the affected employees took to LinkedIn to share their plight. The layoffs at Google India were part of larger job cuts that have affected 12,000 of the company’s employees worldwide. Hindu Business Line was the first to report the layoffs at Google India, which took place on February 16. Also Read – Indian-American Neal Mohan Is the New YouTube CEO: Everything You Need to Know About Him

Kamal Dave, Account Manager at Google’s Gurugram office, wrote on LinkedIn: “I was part of Google India Layoffs yesterday. At Google, my energy was focused on serving as a Strategic Key Account Manager/Consultant to achieve digital marketing goals for multiple industries at the top of their food chain in India.” Also Read – Google Adds New Features to Chrome on Android

“I am looking for a new job and would appreciate your support. Thanks in advance for any connections, advice or opportunities you can offer,” Dave wrote. Another Google India employee who survived the layoffs said it was “really difficult to see them (colleagues) go through something like this”. Also Read – Google Releases Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android 13 Devices for Ad Tracking

“It’s even more difficult since you don’t know how to talk to them, what to say,” the employee added. Employees who survived recent layoffs at Google are concerned and at a recent meeting with top bosses have demanded reassurances that their jobs will not be next cut by the company.

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Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied the layoffs were “accidental” and had previously said he was “deeply sorry” for downsizing the workforce. In an email to staff, Pichai said he takes “full responsibility for the decisions that got us here.” The layoffs at Google’s parent company were expected amid the deepening funding winter that has hit companies of all sizes amid global slowdown and recession fears, IANS reports.

More than 17,400 tech workers have lost their jobs worldwide in the month of February to date, with many workers in India receiving pink slips amid tightening global macroeconomic conditions. So far in 2023, around 340 companies worldwide have laid off more than 1.10 lakh workers and there seems to be no pause in job cuts.

Big companies that started layoffs this month include Yahoo, BYJU’s, GoDaddy, GitHub, eBay, Autodesk, OLX Group and others. In January, nearly 1,000 of them lost January jobs worldwide dominated by companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and others, according to, a website that tracks job cuts worldwide.

In January alone, an average of more than 3,300 tech workers lost their jobs every day at more than 288 companies worldwide.