Google teams from Flutter, Dart Python restructured with layoffs

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In another round of layoffs, Google has let go of multiple employees and restructured the Flutter, Dart, and Python divisions. These mass layoffs could be part of the search giant’s massive internal reorganization.

Google lays off multiple members of Flutter, Dart, and Python teams

Google has let multiple employees go from some of the core and critically important platforms. Some of the platforms that were affected the most, include Flutter, Dart, and Python.

Google has confirmed the latest round of downsizing and restructuring of the internal teams to TechCrunch. Speaking about the layoffs, Google spokesperson Alex García-Kummert said,

“As we’ve said, we’re responsibly investing in our company’s biggest priorities and the significant opportunities ahead. To best position us for these opportunities, throughout the second half of 2023 and into 2024, a number of our teams made changes to become more efficient and work better, remove layers, and align their resources to their biggest product priorities.”

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Google has maintained silence on the total number of employees it has let go, and the specific teams that were affected. The company claimed it is not executing another company-wide downsizing. “Reorgs that are part of the normal course of business,” the company assured, adding, “Affected employees will be able to apply for other open roles at Google.”

Although Google hasn’t mentioned a number, a recent WARN notice filed on April 24, indicates Google may have laid off a total of 50 employees across three locations in Sunnyvale. Although the numbers look similar, these terminations could be different from the recent layoffs over sit-in protests on Google campuses.

Google accused of offshoring key roles while downsizing in the US

Google, as a company, is undergoing fundamental and phenomenal changes. The search giant recently merged two of its biggest departments.

The new team, called “Platforms and Devices”, will oversee all of Google’s Pixel products, all of Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, Photos, and more. Essentially, Google has merged software and hardware departments into one super team. Google has created this new department to prioritize AI infusion in multiple products quickly.

Google has been scaling back its ambitions in certain markets. The company recently confirmed that “a few hundred” jobs in the company’s AR, core engineering, and Google Assistant teams were cut from each team. Alex seemed to imply the same approach this time around when he said,

“Through this, we’re simplifying our structures to give employees more opportunity to work on our most innovative and important advances and our biggest company priorities, while reducing bureaucracy and layers”

However, multiple Google employees, affected by the latest mass layoffs, took to social media platforms to confirm the developments. Some of the affected employees have claimed Google has essentially shifted key roles to other countries. In other words, Google is accused of shifting jobs outside the US.

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