Google Layoffs: Navigating Workforce Adjustments

Google Layoffs: Navigating Workforce Adjustments

Google’s Recruitment Division Layoffs

Google’s recruitment division is experiencing layoffs due to decreased demand for recruiters. A spokesperson, Courtenay Mencini, explained that this tough decision was made to ensure efficient operations. While most of the recruitment team will be retained, those affected will receive support, including a transition period, outplacement services, and severance. Brian Ong, Google’s recruiting vice president, acknowledged the difficulty of this decision, emphasizing that it was necessary given the hiring outlook.

Previous Google Layoffs and Workforce Reduction

This reduction follows a previous round of layoffs earlier in the year when Google cut 12,000 jobs, approximately 6% of its workforce. Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that these actions result from a careful review to align the company’s people and roles with its priorities. Pichai expressed his responsibility for the impact on employees.

Despite the layoffs, Google remains committed to investing in top engineering and technical talent while slowing down overall hiring. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, expanded its workforce significantly in 2021 but saw a reduction to 181,798 employees after the layoffs, as reported in the most recent filing.

Severance pay for Google’s employees

In Canada, non-unionized employees and executives at Google are owed full severance pay when they lose their jobs due to downsizing or corporate restructuring. The severance can be as much as 24 months’ pay, depending on several factors. Employees who are not provided with the full amount are entitled to compensation and should seek legal advice to ensure they are receiving what they are owed.

At Whitten & Lublin, we understand that facing job loss or termination can be a stressful and challenging experience. Our experienced employment lawyers can help you navigate your legal options and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We encourage anyone affected by the recent layoffs in Canada to contact us for a consultation either online or by phone at (416) 640 -2667 today.