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Google also joins the layoff club along with other giants like Amazon and Meta.
Google plans to lay off 12,000 employees to replace them with foreign employees in various positions across the company.
According to what is said in a tweet by Jack Poso, the tech giant Google has implemented a layoff of 12,000 employees and not just that, they are also planning to replace these vacancies with foreign employees.
The layoff was a part of replacing the workforce with skilled labor from foreign countries.
Moreover, Amazon and Facebook have also started applying for foreign worker visas after laying off a huge number of employees from their workforce. This means it was not just Google that adopted this plan.
Why Such Move?
The main aim of this layoff is to replace American employees with people or workforce recruited from other foreign countries at a cheaper rate.
Investigative journalist Lee Fang has reported that the companies are looking forward to replacing the highly paid American employees with low-paid foreign employees.
These people would be given a similar position at the office at a very lower wage. The job roles include software engineers, researchers, etc.
The company has now fired 6% of its global workforce. The company paused accepting PERM filing as a result of the staff reduction policy.
A Google spokesperson has quoted that other tech giants have also paused accepting PERM filings.
Is it the Truth?
Is it authentic? Did Google just fire 12000 people from their workforce to replace them with foreign workers?
However, Google has denied it. They agree upon the fact that they have fired 12000 employees but they claim that it was not to replace them with foreign workers.
They said that the action was not intended to recruit a low-paid workforce from other countries.
According to the reports, Google has made it clear that they welcome the workforce from the US as well and not just from foreign countries and people from the US can also apply for the vacant positions in the company.
“We’ve continued to hire for specialized roles, overwhelmingly from the US, These jobs are not replacing the roles impacted by our workforce reduction.
The H-1B skilled migration visas we apply for are mostly foreign employees already working at the company in the U.S. whose current visas are expiring.” the company’s spokesperson said.
Cost Effective Strategies
There has been a shift toward cost-effective strategies among companies. This is adopted to stay competitive and also to increase the profit generation of each company.
Moreover, these tech giants have also fired huge amounts of employees post-pandemic.
But this is for the first time they are going for a huge layoff to replace them with foreign workers. But this statement is something that needs serious investigation.
The news doesn’t have any evidence to state that this is the truth but investigative journalist Lee Fang had comments in support of this news.
The company has anyway denied that they are not going for the claimed sort of hiring.
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