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Google confirms it just laid off around a thousand employees

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Illustration: The Verge

Turns out Google’s postpandemic reckoning didn’t just hit the Google Hardware team this evening — it’s taken similarly sized bites out of Google Assistant and Google’s core engineering teams too. Google just confirmed to The Verge that it’s eliminated “a few hundred” roles in each of these divisions, meaning Google has confirmed layoffs of around a thousand employees on Wednesday alone, if we use a reasonable definition of “few”.

And those are only the cuts we know about. We asked Google spokesperson Courtenay Mencini to say if this was the complete and total number of job cuts in this round of layoffs, but she stopped replying at that point, only confirming existing layoff reports at 9to5Google and Semafor. The New York Times reported…

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