Google cuts recruiting staff as hiring slows

Google cuts recruiting staff as hiring slows
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First Published: Thu, Jan 15 2009. 09 58 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Jan 15 2009. 09 58 AM IST
By AFP
San Francisco: Google said on 14 January it was cutting its recruiting staff by 100 people as it slowed hiring due to dismal economic conditions.
“Google is still hiring, but at a reduced rate,” the Internet titan’s vice president of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, wrote in a blog posting on the California company’s website.
“Given the state of the economy, we recognized that we needed fewer people focused on hiring.”
The staff trimming came after Google stopped using many of its outside contractors, including those that provided recruiting services.
“We have with great regret decided that we need to go further and reduce the overall size of our recruiting organization by approximately 100 positions,” Bock wrote.
“We know this change will be very difficult for the people concerned, and we hope that many of them will be able to find new roles at Google.”
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First Published: Thu, Jan 15 2009. 09 58 AM IST
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