YouTube cuts 100 employees, continuing tech layoffs trend

Google is cutting 100 employees at YouTube, the world’s most popular video platform, adding to the hundreds of other layoffs recently announced by the parent company, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Google, which owns YouTube, told employees at YouTube’s operations and creator management teams that their jobs were eliminated, The New York Times reported, citing an email it reviewed that was sent to employees. The Times also reported that the layoffs primarily affected those who provided support to YouTube’s content creators.

“We’ve made the decision to eliminate some roles and say goodbye to some of our teammates,” Chief Business Officer for YouTube Mary Ellen Coe said in a note to employees, the Times reported.

“Anyone in the Americas” and the Asia-Pacific region “who is or may be impacted will be notified by the end of day today,” the note said, according to the Times.

The latest round of cuts comes as Google undergoes a restructuring of its organization. Last week, Google eliminated hundreds of employees working on Google Assistant, and hundreds working on Google’s knowledge and information product teams, a spokesperson told The Hill, declining to specify the specific numbers.

Another few hundred employees were laid off from Google’s Digital Services and Product Area and a few hundred positions on the central engineering team would also be eliminated, the spokesperson also said last week.

On Tuesday, Google Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler confirmed in an internal memo that hundreds of jobs globally in the advertising sales department would be eliminated or “put at risk” as a result of the shift in the operations of Google’s sales team.

Several tech companies have laid off employees since the start of the year. Amazon laid off several hundred employees in its streaming and studio operations earlier this month. Amazon’s Twitch also cut more than 500 jobs in an effort to turn the division profitable.

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