Tech Giants, Including Google and Amazon, Announce Job Cuts Amid Industry Challenges

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Tech Giants, Including Google and Amazon, Announce Job Cuts Amid Industry Challenges
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Several major companies in the tech sector, including Google, Amazon, Snap, and Zillow, are initiating a new round of job cuts, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Google has announced its fifth round of layoffs, affecting the Users & Products team primarily responsible for handling user complaints. The exact number of affected employees has not been disclosed. However, a Google spokesperson stated that the layoffs only impact a handful of positions in a department currently comprising hundreds of employees. Previous job cuts at Google affected departments such as Google News, Recruiting, and Language Assistance Services. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has recently implemented cuts at Waymo as well.

Snap, renowned for its social media platform Snapchat, is reducing its workforce by nearly 20 product managers. This decision follows a series of high-profile departures from the company’s leadership, including the upcoming departure of Nima Khajehnouri, the Vice President of Technology.

Amazon has initiated job cuts in its music department, according to Reuters. Throughout this year, Amazon has laid off over 27,000 employees globally, with the latest round affecting employees in Latin America, North America, and Europe.

The US real estate website Zillow announced another round of layoffs following the third-quarter earnings report. The company reportedly laid off nearly two dozen employees across various teams, constituting less than 1 percent of the workforce.

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