Despite being an almighty company, Google was not spared by the on-going economic crisis. And no matter how much Google tries to explain that the announced lay-offs of around 200 Google employees worldwide is an offshoot of overlapping work areas – it can’t hide the fact that the ultimate reason for this lay-off is of course the economic crisis.So the affected areas will be in Google’s Sales and Marketing Division scattered worldwide. There will be around 200 employees who will be saying goodbye to their lucrative employment as a Googler. Google promises to help those who will be affected to find other employment within Google as well as give severance pays to them.
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So today we have informed Googlers that we plan to reduce the number of roles within our sales and marketing organizations by just under 200 globally. Making changes of this kind is never easy—and we recognize that the recession makes the timing even more difficult for the Googlers concerned. We did look at a number of different options but ultimately concluded that we had to restructure our organizations in order to improve our effectiveness and efficiency as a business. We will give each person time to try and find another position at Google, as well as outplacement support, and provide severance packages for those who leave the company. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone affected for all they have contributed to Google.
This is the second time that Google has made some measures to cut down on its manpower resources. The first time was when some Google engineers were laid-off not so long ago.