Google began a new round of "slimming" programs recruiting teams of hundreds worldwide

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On September 14, Google has confirmed that the company will cut hundreds of jobs in its global hiring department as part of a layoff plan in the coming quarters.

Brian Ong, Google's vice president of recruitment, told employees on Wednesday's video conference: "Unfortunately, we need to drastically reduce the size of the hiring team. ”

He added: "This is not an easy decision to make and none of us want to discuss this this year. Considering the hiring base for the coming quarters, overall, this is the right thing to do. ”

Wang said employees who were laid off will receive emails starting Wednesday.

In January, Google's parent company Alphabet announced 12,000 layoffs, or about 6% of its full-time workforce. The layoffs involved all parts of the company, including Google's hiring team. Google has been cutting costs since last year, and Alphabet reported second-quarter revenue growth of 7 percent, better than analysts expected.

Wang also said that employees affected by the latest layoffs will retain access to the office this week and to use company systems for a longer period of time. Employees had previously criticized the company for abruptly cutting ties with those who lost their jobs in January.

Courtenay Mencini, a Google spokesman, confirmed the layoffs in an email.

"We will continue to invest in top engineering and technical talent while intentionally slowing the pace of overall hiring," he wrote. In line with this, the number of job requests received by our recruiters has decreased. In order to continue our important work and ensure that we operate efficiently, we made the difficult decision to reduce the size of our recruitment team. (little)