A Google employee, who lost his job recently as part of the global mass layoff by the company, is planning to set up a company with six of his former colleagues who were fired by Google.
According to Business Insider, Henry Kirk lost his job on January 20 after being with Google for eight years.
He said he was "bummed out for about five minutes" but told himself that he learnt a lot from the years that he spent with Google and is ready to do his own thing.
Kirk soon reached out to his team members to see who else was laid off and realized that many of them were fired.
After those who were laid off started a group chat to support each other, he asked if any of them are willing to join him to launch a start-up. Six of them agreed to be part of his venture.
He wants to launch his start-up by the end of March, although he only has a broad plan for the company. This plan would involve starting something that would help other start-ups to grow or something that would help companies with engineering projects.
"Since we have all worked together for so many years, we already know everyone's strengths," he was quoted as saying.