MOUNTAIN VIEW — Google has sketched out plans to cut about 1,600 jobs in the Bay Area, a fresh reminder that the pain of local tech layoffs has yet to ease.
The search giant’s layoffs are slated to affect workers in Mountain View, Palo Alto and San Bruno, according to official filings Google sent to the state Employment Development Department (EDD).
All told, Google intends to cut more than 1,600 jobs in the three Bay Area cities, the WARN notices to the EDD show.
The layoffs include 1,436 in Mountain View, 119 in San Bruno and 53 in Palo Alto, according to the WARN notices.
Last week, Google notified its employees that it was planning to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide or 6% of the tech titan’s global workforce. The company’s Bay Area job cuts, as well as hundreds of others in Southern California, are part of these recently announced layoff plans.
The Google layoffs are scheduled to become effective on March 31, 2023.
The company also is planning to cut about 237 jobs in Southern California, consisting of 177 staffing reductions in Los Angeles and 60 in Orange County, the WARN notices show.
“Separations resulting from this action are expected to be permanent,” Anna Raske, vice president, Googler and Community Relations, wrote in the WARN notice, which was dated Jan. 20.
The tech company said none of its employees are represented by a union.
“Separated employees are not permitted to displace remaining employees based on seniority or any other factor,” Raske stated in the WARN notice.
The Google job cuts come at a time when federal authorities have sued the search giant over its dominance in digital advertising.
The new layoff notices from an array of tech companies have raised concerns that the staffing reductions in the tech and biotech sectors might persist through much of 2023 before they abate.
Amazon said it was cutting 18,000 workers worldwide and has decided to eliminate several hundred jobs in the Bay Area. Microsoft said it was cutting 10,000 workers globally. And Hewlett-Packard said it planned to chop 4,000 to 6,000 jobs over the next three years.
In the Bay Area, among tech companies, Facebook app owner Meta Platforms has embarked on layoffs that will eliminate 2,564 jobs in the region, Twitter is cutting 900 positions, Salesforce is cutting 752 jobs, Cisco Systems is terminating 673 jobs, Oracle America is eliminating 201 positions and Intel is laying off 201 people. Biotech firm Cepheid is cutting 925 jobs.
Despite the string of layoff announcements, the Bay Area in December added 13,600 jobs and accounted for a jaw-dropping 84% of the 16,200 jobs gained in all of California last month. Tech companies added 4,300 jobs in December.
The recent layoff announcements appear to be an effort to recalibrate staffing levels following the coronavirus pandemic.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive officer, stated in a letter to employees last week that the company and its owner Alphabet were among those that had hired too quickly.
“Over the past two years we’ve seen periods of dramatic growth,” Pichai said in the letter. “To match and fuel that growth, we hired for a different economic reality than the one we face today.”
Despite the job cuts, Pichai, who also is the top boss at Alphabet, believes the company has encouraging prospects.
“I remain optimistic about our ability to deliver on our mission, even on our toughest days,” Pichai said in the Jan. 20 letter. “Today is certainly one of them.”
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