Google Lays off 240 employees


As part of global layoffs announced last month, Google is cutting 240 jobs from its Irish-based workforce. Staff was informed by email today that a collective consultation process will begin tomorrow.

Google said the job cuts will impact 85 roles in sales, 80 jobs in technology and engineering, and 75 positions in support functions. These 240 job losses represent approximately 4% of Google’s 5,500 Irish-based headcounts.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, said that the company faced “a different economic reality” from the past two years, during which it rapidly expanded its headcount. Mr. Pichai took “full responsibility” for the decisions that led to this expansion.

Around 4% of Google’s 5,500 Irish-based headcounts will be impacted by the 240 job losses.

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