Google has thanked twenty Quebec workers who will lose their jobs at the company in less than two months, based on the announcement made to the Quebec government.
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“The ministry received a mass redundancy notice from Google. The mass redundancy affects 21 people. The end of employment applies from April 7, 2023,” Catherine Poulin, spokeswoman for the Ministry for Employment and Social Solidarity (MTESS), told the Journal.
Earlier in the day, on Tuesday, the American giant refused to tell the Journal how many people had been laid off.
“We can confirm that Quebec employees affected by Google’s January 20 announcement that the company intends to downsize our workforce were notified yesterday,” Google said.
Two years ago, Google announced it plans to increase the number of Montreal employees from 200 to over 1,000 in the coming years by attracting them to its modern five-story offices on Viger Avenue West.
Questioned by Le Journal, Google assured that “Quebec remains an important priority market.”
In total, more than 12,000 jobs will be cut at Google worldwide.
In technology, the ax also recently fell on Amazon (18,000) and Microsoft (10,000).