Google lays off 200 'core' team employees, to shift jobs to India, Mexico: Report

Google has laid off at least 200 employees from its ‘core’ team, just ahead of its blowout first-quarter earnings report on April 25. According to a report with CNBC, the tech giant will also move some roles to India and Mexico.


This comes nearly two days after Google fired employees from its Flutter, Dart, and Python teams just weeks before its annual developer conference.

At least 50 of the positions eliminated were in engineering at the company’s offices in Sunnyvale, California, the report claimed.

The layoffs were announced by Asim Husain, vice president of Google Developer Ecosystem, who sent an email to his employees last week. He also spoke at a town hall and told employees that this was the biggest planned reduction for his team this year, it said.

“We intend to maintain our current global footprint while also expanding in high-growth global workforce locations so that we can operate closer to our partners and developer communities,” the email by Husain read.

According to Google’s website, the ‘core’ team builds the technical foundation behind the company’s flagship products.

The team is responsible for underlying design elements, developer platforms, product components, and infrastructure at Google.

In April this year, news agency Reuters reported that Tesla plans to lay off 6,020 employees in Texas and California as part of its strategy to address declining demand and decreasing profit margins.

This came amid increasing pressure on the company due to a decrease in sales and increased competition in the electric vehicle market.

The EV manufacturer saw a decline in its quarterly profits for the first time since 2020.