Union claims Google’s massive profits render job cuts unnecessary


A union has criticized Google for cutting hundreds of jobs despite its significant earnings. The job cuts are affecting teams working on projects such as Fitbit, Google Assistant, and augmented reality hardware. While the exact number of job losses is unclear, Google confirmed that it has closed “a few hundred” roles across multiple teams. The Alphabet Workers Union, in a post on Twitter, stated that the job cuts were unnecessary and that they would fight against them. However, Google defended the redundancies, stating that the changes were aimed at improving efficiency and aligning resources with product priorities. The company made $76.3 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2023 and has acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion in 2019.

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