back to article Another tech giant changes course on hiring – this time it’s Google

Google issued a heads-up to its staff on Tuesday that it will be slowing down some hiring for the remainder of 2022, thereby adding the ad giant's name to a growing list of companies tapping the brakes after a lengthy COVID-fueled tech boom. The notice came in the form of an internal memo in which Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai …

  1. Tomato42


    "In some cases, that means consolidating where investments overlap "

    Well, I won't be holding my breath in them having just one chat application.

  2. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    Given that in many countries starting own business have become substantially more difficult and tax rules around freelancing make one less competitive than big agencies, there is no more risk for Google, Microsoft and others that the talent can form a start up that will challenge their position.

    They no longer have to hire to deprive small companies of good engineers, because small companies are going bankrupt or simply closing.

  3. iron Silver badge

    I'm amazed Google can find 10k people willing to work there in a single quarter. Clearly more people lack principles than I thought.

  4. Anonymous Coward


    Googs is still hiring but cutting back. M$ and Suckerberg are firing. Tells you more than Gartner ever will.

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      Re: TLDR

      I coin flip will tell you as much as Gartner.

      For the uneducated, a coin will tell you which side came up. Gartner will tell you who gave them money.

  5. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    The stockmarket still confuses me!

    "Shares of Google parent company Alphabet are down 21 percent this year while year-on-year Q1 2022 [PDF] revenue saw 23 percent growth – a slowdown from the 34 percent year-on-year growth seen in Q1 2021."

    Revenues "only" up 23% instead of like last years 34% (pandemic effect), so shares drop 21%. It's madness!

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