google, amazon, snap announce layoffs, who all are at risk
Google, an American multinational technology company; Amazon, an American multinational technology company; and Snap Inc., an American camera and social media company, have announced a fresh round of layoffs. Thousands of tech professionals may be at risk because of fresh rounds of job cuts. The layoff can affect employees in product management, consumer services, and engineering teams across the companies.
Layoff tsunami can affect several employees amid the festive and holiday seasons. Employees in various countries are at risk.
Google layoff can impact its User’s and Products team, which handles consumer complaints. Recently, Google also laid off some employees from the User’s and Products team. Google spokesperson Flavia Sekles said, “The layoffs affected a small number of roles on a team of hundred.”
Amazon layoff can affect several employees. Amazon has started layoffs in its music division. The layoffs will affect employees from North America, Latin America, and Europe. So far this year, Amazon laid off around 27,000 workers.
Snap has also announced layoffs. Snap will lay off around 20 workers from its product team. The latest layoffs at Snap come after Nima Khajehnouri, Snap’s vice president of engineering, left the company. Snap said that the layoffs were a part of the company’s larger objective of ‘boosting decision making and minimizing overhead’.
Layoffs have become common in recent days. Maersk, a Danish shipping and logistics company, is also set to lay off 10,000 workers amid inflationary pressure. Splunk, an American software company based in San Francisco, will lay off around 560 employees. Condé Nast, a global mass media company, has planned to cut hundreds of jobs under cost-cutting measures. Liberty Mutual, an American diversified global insurance company, will lay off 850 workers.
LinkedIn, a business and employment-focused social media platform, has already laid off 668 workers. Citigroup, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company, also laid off thousands of workers.