For the first time in its history of establishment, internet giant Google will be laying off its first batch of direct workers involving some 100 employees.
It wasn’t clear where these 100 employees will come from. One thing for sure, it is a clear indication that career in technology has taken a hit with major layoffs coming from the technology sector. Yesterday, another multinational, Motorola announced 4,000 job cuts.
In its blog where the announcement was made, the Vice President of Operations, Laszlo Bock said, “after much consideration, we have with great regret decided that we need to go further and reduce the overall size of our recruiting organization by approximately 100 positions.”
In the recent week, the company has been silently shedding off temporary, part time and casual workers, who were not hired on full time employment. The layoff has not been made public because it was made through the cutting of ‘operational expenses’ (under the US regulation, a public company must inform the authority on any plan for retrenchment).
When acquiring Doubleclick in a record deal in 2007, Google also layoff 300 workers.
While the number 100 seems small compared to other companies who announced layoffs involving thousands of people, it is possible for the figure to increase in the near future.