Employees of Google’s parent company Alphabet have asked management how they can feel safe. In a letter sent to Google’s top executive through the company’s internal messaging system, the employees have expressed their concern. Layoff news 2023. google layoffs. alphabet inc.
New York: Employees left over from the recent layoffs at Google are worried. He has sought assurance during a recent meeting with top executives that he will not be retrenched by the company. According to the New York Post, as Google’s parent company Alphabet laid off six percent of its workforce globally, a UK-based employee told management that ‘mental safety is paramount’. The employee, who like many of her colleagues was troubled by the news of the layoffs, said: “How can we ever feel safe?”
According to the report, most of the 12000 people including Indians who were fired by the tech giant were high performers and those with immigration visas. Professionals with H1B Visa will have to leave the country within 60 days if they cannot find any other option to stay. The other employee said, “Should I keep working extra hard? Does it matter?” Those given pink slips were employees who had “previously received high performance reviews” or had annual compensation packages of $500,000 to $1 million.
In a letter sent to Google’s top executives through the company’s internal messaging system, an employee wrote, “The layoff decision appears to have been made without thought,” according to a New York Post report . ” Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied that the layoffs were ‘indiscriminate’, saying they were ‘deeply sorry’ for reducing the workforce. “I take full responsibility for the decisions that got us here,” Pichai told employees in an email. Google will pay employees in the US during the full notification period (minimum 60 days) and will also offer a severance package starting at two weeks with 16 weeks pay for each additional year at Google.