Google Lays Off Real Googlers

Google of late has been contracting its contract work force, but today the company announced real layoffs, in its HR group, no less – the folks responsible for hiring. 100 people will be laid off or redeployed, and as SAI notes, it's a very clear sign that the company…

Goog Layoffs

Google of late has been contracting its contract work force, but today the company announced real layoffs, in its HR group, no less – the folks responsible for hiring. 100 people will be laid off or redeployed, and as SAI notes, it’s a very clear sign that the company is feeling what all of us are feeling – a very significant recession.

When Google catches a cold, it’s a sure bet a lot of other companies have pneumonia, or worse.

7 thoughts on “Google Lays Off Real Googlers”

  1. I like the fact that they have decided to reduce their workforce at the par of their org that, if left as is,would keep growing it.

    HR voting for redundancies in their own areas equals turkeys voting for christmas and / or thanksgiving

  2. The big G will be just fine.

    Online advertising will be one of the few bright spots in any industry in ’09, they dominate search, and they’ve got billions and billions in the bank.

    Some companies can & will use the broader downturn as an excuse to cut fat where they’ve always wanted/needed to.

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