Google has asked its employees to brace themselves for impending layoffs. In the initial weeks of January, the Alphabet Incorporated company laid off thousands across vertices.
The Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai in a statement said that more job roles will be impacted going forward.
Pichai, 51, said the reality is to create the capacity for investment, noting that some of the layoffs this year were intended to “remove layers to simplify execution and drive velocity in some areas.”
“We have ambitious goals and will be investing in our big priorities this year…The reality is that to create the capacity for this investment, we have to make tough choices,” read the memo as reported by The Verge. The 51-year-old said that some of the layoffs this year were intended to “remove layers to simplify execution and drive velocity in some areas.”
However, he also indicated that this year’s eliminations will not be at the scale of the previous year, where the company sacked close to 12,000 employees from various domains.