Alphabet lays off 6 percent of its staffBack
After Microsoft, Meta (Facebook) and Amazon, Alphabet, Google's parent company, has to lay off a large part of its staff. This concerns 12,000 people, about 6% of the workforce. Google CEO Sundar Pinchai said Google has experienced "dramatic growth" in the past two years during the pandemic. Staff were then hired under economic circumstances that no longer apply. How many layoffs will be made in the Netherlands is still being determined.
He also says Google needs to "reposition" itself, explicitly citing a greater focus on artificial intelligence. Google is feeling ChatGPT's hot breath and will undoubtedly come up with an answer soon.