January 11, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Google cuts hundreds of jobs in 2024

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has said that the company is laying off hundreds of people working on its voice-activated Google Assistant software.

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Google is also eliminating a similar number of roles in the company's Devices and Services team, according to media reports.

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Among the affected workers are those working on the voice-based Google Assistant and at the augmented reality hardware team.

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Workers in the company’s central engineering organization were also hit by the cuts, the company said.

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The layoffs at Google Assistant, are part of organizational changes that have been in place since the second-half of 2023, which included layoffs at the company's mapping app Waze.

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A few hundred roles are being eliminated in the company's Devices and Services team, with the majority in the 1P AR hardware team.

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Throughout second-half of 2023, a number of our teams made changes to become more efficient and work better, and to align their resources to their biggest product priorities.

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Some teams are continuing to make these kinds of organizational changes, which include some role eliminations globally.

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As of September 2023, Alphabet had 182,381 employees across the world.

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