Google has made yet another round of layoffs, with this one affecting its subsidiary YouTube. According to TechCrunch, 100 employees will be let go from the video-sharing platform. This is just a week after Google laid off over 1,000 employees from various departments, including engineering, services, and product development for Google Assistant.
“As we’ve said, we’re responsibly investing in our company’s biggest priorities and the significant opportunities ahead,” a Google spokesperson stated. “To best position us for these opportunities, a number of our teams have made organizational changes to increase efficiency and align resources with our key product priorities. Some teams are still undergoing these changes, which may include eliminating roles globally.”
According to an internal memo sent to employees on Wednesday, the layoffs are part of a restructuring plan for YouTube’s creator management and operations teams. Mary Ellen Coe, YouTube’s chief business officer, explained the decision in the memo.
- Employees affected by the layoffs will have the opportunity to apply for other positions at YouTube, but it does not guarantee their job security within the company.
- The New York Times reports that affected workers have 60 days to find new roles before their dismissals take effect.
- The Google spokesperson reassured that the company will continue to support those impacted by the layoffs, whether they find new roles within Google or elsewhere.
Unfortunately, this is just one of many companies in the tech industry facing job cuts in the new year. Other companies that have recently announced layoffs include Discord, Twitch, Amazon’s Prime Video, MGM Studios, Audible, Duolingo, Instagram, Pixar, and Unity, among others. 2023 is off to a rough start for many workers in the tech world.