Sundar Pichai’s e-mail to staff as Google announces 12,000 layoffs

The tech layoffs have already affected more than two million people worldwide

leaving Amazon employees in tears and affecting H1B visa holders who have limited time to find new jobs

After resorting to a months-long hiring freeze, tech giant Microsoft has finally decided to hire 10,000 people, and now it's being joined by another big firm

Google parent Alphabet has announced it will cut its global workforce by 12,000, a decision communicated to employees in an email from CEO Sundar Pichai

He took full responsibility for the decision and cited the need for reengineering costs to invest more funds in priorities

segments as a reason for dismissal. He also hinted at redirecting more investment to AI opportunities.