Google Extends Hiring Freeze

Google has reportedly extended its hiring freeze, raising concerns among its employees.

Reports said Google has not yet reversed its hiring freeze, which its CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced in early July.

In a memo, Pichai said the search engine technology company would slow down “the pace of hiring for the rest of the year” since it had added around 10,000 employees in the second quarter alone. He also said the company has a “strong number of commitments” for the third quarter’s college recruitment season.

Pichai said the company has been looking into the global economic landscape.

“The uncertain global economic outlook has been top of mind. Like all companies, we’re not immune to economic headwinds,” Pichai wrote.

Some company employees told the media that Google’s executives warned they would examine sales productivity and productivity in general.

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