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Google CEO Pichai: The layoffs have been carefully considered to avoid more serious problems – yqqlm

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On the morning of January 24, Beijing time, according to reports, on Monday local time, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees,The recent layoff decision is a decisive move during a period of slowing company growth.

According to the internal meeting minutes, at a recent staff meeting, Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, said that he had discussed with the company’s co-founders and the board of directors about the decision to lay off 6% of the workforce. He said: “Without clear and decisive action sooner, the problems we face could be compounded and worse. “

Google announced on Friday that it would lay off about 12,000 workers, the latest tech giant to announce plans for massive layoffs. While speculation about the layoffs has been going on for months, for some employees, the layoffs are still taking their toll. Some employees didn’t even find out they had lost their jobs until they lost access to company systems. However, Pichai emphasized that the layoffs were the result of careful consideration. “The process of layoffs is not random,” he stressed.

Google’s chief talent officer, Fiona Cicconi, said at a staff meeting that the size of Google’s workforce meant that the decision could only be made within a relatively small circle. “Ideally, we’d give every manager advance notice, but at Google we have more than 30,000 managers. We want to get that as soon as possible,” she said.

Another executive said,Redundancy compensation packages tend to reward employees who have been with the company longer.

Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat (Ruth Porat) emphasized at the meeting that layoffs will free up resources for the company to continue investing in key priorities. “By acting early, we created the ability to invest in long-term growth,” she said. “While the decision to lay off staff was difficult, these are our takeaways.”

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