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Google to lay off 12,000 employees after thorough review

"The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here,” Pichai said apologizing to the staff.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (Image:Twitter/@KongaBin)

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company will eliminate 12,000 jobs globally, making it the fourth major internet company—following Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon—to slash staff drastically during the current economic crisis.

In an email to employees, the Indian-origin CEO said: “I have some difficult news to share. We’ve decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles.”

Pichai claimed that a "rigorous review" of Google's business practices led to the company's layoffs. The jobs that are being lost “cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions”, he ‌informed.

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