Google’s parent company is to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide as it becomes the latest US tech major to cut staff.
Alphabet’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, said the redundancies followed a “rigorous review” of the business. The cuts come days after Microsoft said it would cut 10,00 jobs, citing a post-pandemic shift in digital spending habits and weakness in the global economy.
The job losses affect teams across the company, including recruiting and some corporate functions, as well as some engineering and products teams. Alphabet also owns the YouTube video platform.
Other job cuts in the US tech industry in recent months include 18,000 redundancies at Amazon, 11,000 at the Facebook owner, Meta, and 8,000 at the business software company Salesforce.