Google lays off 200 ‘core’ team employees to move jobs to India and Mexico: Report

Google has laid off at least 200 employees from its ‘core’ team just ahead of its blockbuster first-quarter earnings report on April 25. According to a CNBC report, the tech giant will also move some roles to India and Mexico. This comes about two days after Google laid off employees from the Flutter, Dart and Python teams, just weeks before its annual developer conference. The report claims that at least 50 of the positions eliminated were in engineering at the company’s offices in Sunnyvale, California.

The layoffs were announced by Asim Hussain, vice president of Google developer ecosystem, who sent an email to his employees last week. He also spoke at a town hall and told employees it was the largest planned cut for his team this year.

“We intend to maintain our current global footprint while expanding into high-growth global workforce locations so we can work closer to our partners and developer communities,” Hussain’s email reads.

According to Google’s website, the ‘core’ team forms the technical foundation behind the company’s major products. The team is responsible for the underlying design elements, developer platforms, product components, and infrastructure at Google. In April this year, news agency Reuters reported that Tesla planned to lay off 6,020 employees in Texas and California as part of its strategy to address declining demand and shrinking profit margins.

This has come to light amid increasing pressure on the company due to declining sales and increasing competition in the electric vehicle market. The EV maker saw its quarterly profits fall for the first time since 2020.

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