Google just cut hundreds of jobs.  Read the Memo Sent to Some Employees.

Google just cut hundreds of jobs. Read the Memo Sent to Some Employees.

Due to changes in business needs, Google has decided to restructure operations at some of its facilities, including your business (if applicable). This restructuring is scheduled to begin on January 10, 2024. As a result of this decision, we have had to make some difficult decisions regarding the continued employment of certain Googlers, and we regret to inform you that your position is being terminated. We understand how this affects you and we regret that you have to act in this direction.

We understand that you may have many questions. Please take a moment to review the information on the Offboarding Site (, including basic tasks to complete, job placement services offered, state unemployment information, and information on requesting additional HR support. separate. . You may also consider applying for one of the available opportunities at Google. If your interests and experience are suitable for the open position, you can apply for the position on Grow by your exit date and thereafter through the normal internal application process on Google’s careers site; however, we cannot guarantee internal transfer availability prior to your departure.

If you are unable to secure another position by April 9, 2024, your last day at Google will be April 9, 2024 (the “Termination Date”) and you will receive a minimum of 90 days of pay and benefits from that date. of this notice.* (If you are currently on approved, eligible leave, see the note below regarding your exit date). You will continue to receive your standard hourly rate or salary during the Termination Date and will continue to be eligible for company benefits, including vacation accrual, during this period. Pursuant to the Company’s Severance Pay Plan (“SPP”), in exchange for the signing and return of the Severance Agreement and Release (“SAR”) by the date specified in the SAR, and in exchange for the SAR becoming effective, you will receive a severance package starting with 14 weeks’ salary (as described in the SAR) plus one additional week for each year of service, subject to all applicable deductions and deductions. You will receive the SAR on or shortly after the Termination Date. A copy of the SPP is posted on the Offboarding website. Please note that notwithstanding anything else in this notice, Google reserves the right not to offer, or to withdraw its offer of, any such severance package if you are terminated for sexual misconduct or retaliation prior to the Termination Date, or pending investigation.

Between now and the Termination Date (the “Notice Period”), you may be required to carry out tasks related to the transition of your duties in the role and to consult with your peers and manager to the extent necessary to carry out those duties. This is detailed on the associated Offboarding Site.

[For employees who are currently on an approved, or have a scheduled, eligible leave of absence during the Notification Period please see below*].

[For New York State employees only] In addition, you are advised that as a result of your job loss, you may be eligible for job retraining, reemployment services, or other assistance in finding a new job from the New York State Department of Labor or its workforce partners. termination You can also receive benefits for unemployment insurance after the last day of work. Whenever possible, the New York State Department of Labor will contact your employer to provide you with additional information about these benefits and services through workshops, interviews, and other activities scheduled before your employment ends. If your job has already ended, you can also find reemployment information and apply for unemployment insurance benefits on the Department’s website, or you can use the contact information provided on the website or visit one of the Department’s local offices for further information and assistance. .

[For Washington State employees on Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave only] Your Google health plan coverage will end on the last day of the month of your Termination Date.

The move is expected to be permanent, and Google does not recognize strike rights for its own employees, meaning that laid-off employees are not allowed to displace remaining employees based on seniority or any other factor. If any notification obligation may exist against you pursuant to federal and/or state Employee Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts, this letter constitutes such notification.

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