Google job cuts hit 1,800 employees in California, including 27 massage therapists

  • Google’s layoff included more than 1,800 employees in California, state fillings show.
  • More than 100 were cut from the company’s YouTube campus in San Bruno, south of San Francisco.
  • The company let go of more than two dozen on-site massage therapists.

Google eliminated over 1,800 jobs in its home state California as part of the biggest round of layoffs in company history.

On Friday, Alphabet-owned Google announced it was cutting 12,000 employees, roughly 6% of the full-time workforce. According to filings released by the state and viewed by CNBC, 1,845 positions, or 15% of the cuts, were in California.

Most of the headcount reduction in the state occurred in and around the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Some 1,436 jobs were cut in Mountain View, where Google is based, while 119 were in San Bruno, home to YouTube. Palo Alto saw 53 cuts.

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“Employee separations at the Facilities resulting from this action are expected to commence March 31, 2023,” read the filings, which were dated Jan. 20.


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