Layoffs Soon? Google Warns Employees With ‘Blood On Streets’: Report

Google is not the only one to freeze hiring.

Google executives have reportedly put employees on notice, warning that layoffs are coming if results don’t pick up.

The company will have a ‘comprehensive review of sales productivity and productivity in general’ and that if next quarter results ‘don’t look up, there will be blood in the streets’, said employees who work in Google Cloud’s sales department, said they were tipped off by senior executives. The warning was first reported by Insider and later cited by others, including The New York Post.


Employees are worried about layoffs after the search engine quietly extended its hiring freeze this month without making an announcement.

Earlier this month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he was unhappy with the work of many employees. According to Pichai, productivity at Google is lower than it should be.

The company’s earnings in the second quarter of 2022 were weaker than expected, as it was in the first quarter.

The search giant has launched a new initiative called “Simplicity Sprint” with the aim of increasing productivity. Mr. Pichai urged employees to “create a more mission-driven culture.”

Mr Pichai had said the company would cut recruitment and investment until 2023, pushing staff to work with more urgency and “more hunger” than has been demonstrated on “sunnier days”.

Google is not the only one to freeze hiring.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook’s parent company Meta, also made it clear that the company would let go of employees who aren’t performing as expected.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal also informed employees of the hiring freeze in a post earlier this year, citing a recent delay in growth and revenue targets.

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