‘Heartbroken, devastated’: Laid off employees from Google parent Alphabet say on LinkedIn

Alphabet has laid off people from its global recruitment team

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After Google parent Alphabet lays off hundreds of employees from its global recruiting team, several people shared their shock and despair in LinkedIn platform. As many have started hunting for new opportunities, they also shared notes of their experience while working at the company.

After Meta, Microsoft and Amazon, Alphabet is the recent 'giant' tech company to lay off its several employees. Earlier, Google has announced its decision to lay off as many as 12,000 people in January.

One such employee, who recently lost the job at Alphabet, wrote on LinkedIn "I struggle making this post but unfortunately today I got laid off at my dream company."

"I am devastated and I am heartbroken. I loved to tell people I worked at Google," wrote a Seattle-based technical recruiter, reported Moneycontrol.

"Growing up in a small town and attending a small university, I never dreamed of working at Google. It was too big of a dream for me. But I got the job, and it was the best experience of my life. It was more than I could have ever imagined," she wrote.

The company has reduced its workforce by 6 percent. The company said that its decision to let go a few hundred employees is not part of a wide-scale layoff. It also said that it would help workers search for roles within the company and elsewhere.

While announcing the layoffs, CEO Sundar Pichai had said that "The fact these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here," he had said.

With the recent tech layoffs, employees in the field are concerned and deeply troubled. 

Alphabet had said that it will "retain a significant majority of the team for hiring critical roles".

According to reports, tech companies had laid off around 2 lakh employees this year. 


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