Google CEO Sundar Pichai has informed employees to brace for further job cuts in 2024 following a year of significant layoffs at the company. Since January 10, Google has reportedly laid off an additional 1,000 employees across various divisions, adding to the approximately 12,000 jobs cut around the same time last year.
In an internal memo obtained by The Verge, Pichai addressed employees, indicating that more “role eliminations” are on the horizon. He emphasized the need to create capacity for investment in ambitious goals, stating, “The reality is that to create the capacity for this investment, we have to make tough choices.”
In addition to job cuts, Google appears to be restructuring its team organization to continue operations with a reduced workforce. The company is set to reorganize multiple teams, including those responsible for hardware, ad sales, search, shopping, maps, policy, core engineering, and YouTube, as reported by The Verge.
Pichai mentioned that some of these “changes” have already been announced, likely alluding to the recent layoffs, and indicated that specific resource allocation decisions will need to be made by certain teams as necessary, potentially affecting some roles.