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Google sacks employees in India, cuts 450 jobs across verticals

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In January, Google confirmed that it would lay off 12,000 employees or 6 per cent of its employee base

Shivani ShindeSourabh Lele Mumbai/New Delhi
Google is said to have laid off over 450 Indian employees as part of its global plan to reduce its workforce by 6 per cent or 12,000 employees. The email to Indian employees started coming in early on Monday and people across verticals have been affected, sources said.

According to a post on professional networking app Grapevine, 70 per cent of the Simsim team, the Delhi-based social commerce start-up that was acquired by YouTube in 2021, was laid off.

An email sent to Google India did not elicit a response and its team pointed instead to the company’s blog on layoffs posted

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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 8:31 PM IST

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