453 employees across various departments were reportedly sacked by Google India. The employees were informed of their termination through the mail, and the sackings were said to have taken place late at night on Thursday.
Businessline reported that the mail announcing the sackings was sent by Sanjay Gupta, Country Head and Vice President of Google India. Last month, Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, announced that it would be firing 12,000 employees, which accounts for 6% of its total headcount globally. It is yet to be confirmed whether the 453 layoffs in Google India include the 12,000 job cuts or if there has been a new round of layoffs.
According to the report, the mail sent by Sanjay Gupta to the sacked employees also included some inputs from Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. In the note sent out by Pichai in January, he claimed that laid-off Google employees outside the US will receive support in line with local practices, and he agreed to take full responsibility for the decisions that led the company to layoffs.