Google Fires 200 More Employees, Shifts Jobs to Mexico and India

Reports this week claimed that Google has reorganized and relocated certain work to Mexico and India, in addition to laying off 200 employees from its core operation.

Google’s core unit builds its most important technological services, such as its search engine, and protects users’ online safety.

Fifty engineering positions will be eliminated and replaced with employees from Mexico and India as part of the restructuring at Google’s Sunnyvale, California, location.

The layoffs are part of Google’s ongoing effort to reduce headcount, which started at the beginning of the year.

Even if they may not be significant, CEO Sundar Pichai warned in January that cutbacks would persist throughout the year. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, announced that the business would be laying off 12,000 employees in January 2023.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said in January that the internet business would be laying off employees gradually this year.  Hundreds of workers from Google’s engineering, hardware, and voice assistant teams were let go earlier by the internet titan.  Google’s ad sales, finance, and real estate divisions also let go of hundreds of employees.

In order to keep up with the expansion of regional markets throughout the world, Google will be increasing its personnel in high-growth regions, according to company executives.

The chief financial officer of Google, Ruth Porat, stated in April that the business will be reorganizing its finance division and transferring positions to Mexico City, Mexico, and Bangalore, India.

Google said in March that it would be establishing teams in countries like India and Brazil, among others, where the cost of labor is lower than in the US.

Some have speculated that, with the relocation of certain Google teams, the company may start relying more on its artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to do some human jobs, particularly those that aim to lessen the burden of manual development.

Additionally, in April, at least two Google offices, hundreds of employees staged sit-in demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, leading to their dismissal from employment.