Google followed Microsoft’s announcement of a 10000 employee layoff with a 12000 employee layoff

On Friday, the CEO of Alphabet- Google’s parent company, Sundar Pichai, informed staff that the company would cut 12,000 jobs as it faces “a different economic reality”. He said that the mass lay-off, which accounted for an estimated 6% of the workforce and affected both the company’s product lines and regions, were made after an internal review. This represents the greatest number of job cuts in Google’s history.