Google focuses on AI development, leading to layoffs in various business areas.
Core engineering team sees a reduction of a few hundred employees.
"Voice Assistant" program division undergoes significant cuts affecting hundreds of workers.
Hardware division streamlining eliminates roles related to Pixel, Nest, and Fitbit.
Exact number of impacted employees unclear, but Google had 182,000+ globally in the last fall filings.
Organizational changes aim for efficiency and alignment with major product priorities.
Workforce shakeup part of Google's strategic investment in key priorities and opportunities.
Intense competition for advanced AI tools among major tech firms like Google and Microsoft.
Google's new generative AI product, Gemini, competes with Microsoft-backed OpenAI's ChatGPT.
Laid-off employees can apply for other roles within the company.
Google provides resources like outplacement services and severance for affected employees.
Restructuring deemed routine organizational changes by Google.
Previous layoffs in January totaled around 12,000 workers.