(FreedomBeacon.com)- Reports show that Spotify, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta announced layoffs in recent months. These companies cited slow revenue growth and mounting worries that the United States would experience another recession. Many other tech firms, including Google, have recently let go of thousands of workers.
According to documents, the most recent round of layoffs at Google last week included more than two dozen in-house massage therapists. More than 1,800 employees lost their jobs with the company in California.
Reports show twenty-four of the massage therapists who lost their jobs worked at the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters, and three more massage therapists who worked at the company’s campuses in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, also lost their jobs.
In its most significant round of layoffs to date, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has eliminated 12,000 jobs. Six percent of its workforce was affected by the latest round of layoffs.
Kristin Maczko, who had been in charge of Google’s mental health and wellbeing team since July 2021, was one particularly impacted employee. After working for the company for almost 15 years, Maczko described her position as a dream job. She regretted having to say goodbye to so many of my Google friends and colleagues.
Maczko added that many of Google’s mental health and wellbeing team members had also been let go, though she did not provide an exact number. According to reports, concerns about how the mental health team has been impacted are raised by Google’s failure to respond to requests for comment.
According to The Hill, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, informed staff via email that the company is eliminating positions across a number of departments following a review. Over the previous two years, the company had experienced dramatic growth, which resulted in hiring more people than required.
Pichai stated in his email that as a business almost 25 years old, they were bound to go through challenging economic cycles. These are critical times to focus talent and resources on top priorities.