Google Engineer On Being Laid Off Via Email After 20 Years Of Service

'A slap in the face': Google engineer fired via email after 20 years of service

The layoffs are global and affect US employees immediately.

Tech giant Google is laying off 12,000 employees, or 6% of its workforce. Affected by job cuts, a software engineer named Jeremy Joslin who has worked for the tech giant since 2003 has been laid off. The company gave him the news via an email.

in one tweetMr Joslin wrote, “It’s hard for me to believe that after 20 years at #Google, I suddenly learned of my last day via an email. What a slap in the face. I wish I could say goodbye. separate directly from everyone.”

In a LinkedIn post, Mr Joslin added: “I never thought it would happen like this.”

On Friday, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai shared the tough news with his employees. “We have decided to reduce about 12,000 employees in our workforce. We have sent a separate email to those affected US employees. In other countries, this process will take a long time. more time due to local laws and practices,” the notice read.

Mr. Pichai said: “Over the past two years, we have seen periods of strong growth. To match and drive that growth, we have recruited for a different economic reality than economic reality we face today.”

Alphabet’s job losses affect teams across the company, including hiring and some company functions, as well as some engineering and product teams.

The news comes in a time of economic uncertainty as well as technological promise.

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