Google has recently announced a significant reduction in its recruitment team, according to CNBC. The reason stated was a decrease in the number of employees Google plans to hire in the upcoming quarters. As a result, the recruitment department had to downsize to align with this change.
Earlier this year, in January, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, laid off 12,000 employees, which accounted for approximately 6% of the total workforce. Following this, the company implemented stricter cost control measures.
Google representatives confirmed the report, stating that the decreased demand for personnel from various departments led to a decrease in the need for recruitment efforts. Consequently, the company had to make the difficult decision to downsize the department to ensure it was appropriately sized.
TLDR: Google has announced a downsizing of its recruitment team due to a decrease in the number of employees it plans to hire. This decision was made to align with the company’s reduced demand for personnel from various departments. Earlier this year, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, laid off 12,000 employees, and as a result, Google implemented stricter cost control measures.