Google Shifts Core Team Roles To India In Restructuring Move Involving Severe Job Cuts

Google recently cut about 200 jobs from its core team and moved some positions overseas to India and Mexico as part of a cost-reduction effort amid organizational restructuring. Nearly 50 engineering roles at its California headquarters were also cut.

What Happened: Internal documents accessed by CNBC reveal that Google plans to hire new staff in India and Mexico to replace these roles. The core team, crucial for developing Google’s main products, oversees technical infrastructure, user safety, and global IT operations. It includes IT, Python development, security, and various engineering departments.

Asim Husain, Vice President of Google Developer Ecosystem, confirmed the layoffs in an email last week, marking it as the most substantial cut in his team so far. “We intend to maintain our current global footprint while also expanding in high-growth global workforce locations so that we can operate closer to our partners and developer communities,” he explained.

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A Google spokesperson also noted to the New York Post that affected employees could seek other positions within the company. The aim, he stated, is to streamline operations to reduce bureaucracy and focus on innovation and key projects.

Last week, Google also made further cuts to the Python, Dart, and Flutter teams, though it did not disclose specific numbers.

This layoff is part of a series of cuts by Google's parent company, Alphabet, which has been reducing its workforce since last year. Alphabet plans to cut around 12,000 jobs, about 6% of its staff, due to a slump in the online advertising market.

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