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Google sacks employees in India, cuts 450 jobs across verticals

Engineering, customer support roles affected in Microsoft's 3rd round of sackings


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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