Google axes 100 recruitment staff

Google is axing about 100 recruitment staff as the recession continues to hit leading IT firms. Google had already decided to slow the number of hirings...

Google is axing about 100 recruitment staff as the recession continues to hit leading IT firms.

Google had already decided to slow the number of hirings in response to the global recession, but stressed it was continuing to recruit.

But in a corporate blog, the firm has confirmed the redundancies in its recruitment operations. It said, "As we made clear during our last quarterly earnings call in October, Google is still hiring but at a reduced rate. Given the state of the economy, we recognised that we needed fewer people focused on hiring.

 

"Our first step to address this was to wind down almost all our contracts with external contractors and suppliers providing recruiting services for Google. However, after much consideration, we have with great regret decided that we need to go further and reduce the overall size of our recruiting organisation by approximately 100 positions."

In the past week, Oracle has embarked on a major jobs cull. It has been preceded by the likes of Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Nokia and many others.

All eyes are now on Microsoft to see if it moves to trim its operating costs through job cuts.

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