The massive layoffs that rocked the company earlier this year are still “resolved in some countries,” Porat said in an email.
The change is part of a major shift at Google, which enacted its first major layoffs in January by laying off 12,000 people, ensuring the company is safe from the job cuts that have rocked the tech industry over the past six months. Among high-paying tech companies, Google has become famous for free perks like laundry, massages, meals, and training facilities. Benefits, generous salaries, and regular stock grants have earned the company a reputation as one of Silicon Valley’s most comfortable employers. During the pandemic, some of his Google employees complained that the company wasn’t delivering food to their homes.
But with tech stocks plummeting and recession fears ending the golden age of tech workers, Google has joined its competitors, laying off thousands of employees, curtailing expansion projects, and slashing its workforce. We have ended a perk that we have long taken for granted.
“We are making some practical changes to continue to offer industry-leading perks, perks and amenities while remaining a responsible steward of our resources,” said spokesperson Chris Pappas. .
The job cuts come as Google struggles to keep pace with Microsoft and has a growing roster of well-funded startups launching new AI products. These companies, many in the industry, say will change the way people interact with computers and usher in a new era of technology. competition and innovation.
“This effort is particularly important because of our recent growth, the challenging economic environment, and the incredible investment opportunities that are pushing technology, especially AI, forward,” Porat said. Google is also moving teams to focus on “higher priority work,” keeping the pace of new hires lower than in years past, and cutting spending on software tools, equipment and consultants, she said. Stated.
While Google has spent billions of dollars on AI over the past decade and has employed many of the world’s top researchers, a much smaller company, OpenAI, is developing AI tools such as image generators and chatbots. I got stuck when I started presenting. Everyday users, tech workers, Wall Street.
That said, Google remains at the center of the AI race, with massive data centers filled with computer servers running the enormous energy-hungry computer programs needed to train cutting-edge AI algorithms. superior in execution. Much of the company’s focus now is finding ways to use these computers more efficiently to save time and energy, Porat said.