Google lays off dozens in its news division

Dozens of workers in Google’s news division received word this week that they were losing their jobs as the company continues to downsize in a time of economic uncertainty, according to a report.

Between 40 and 45 employees at Google News were laid off, a spokesperson for the Alphabet Workers Union told CNBC.

The Alphabet-owned search engine has also slashed headcount at Verily, the health care analytics subsidiary, as well as Waymo, the robotaxi unit, according to the Information.

It is unclear how many people were fired from Verily and Waymo.

The job cuts, which came just before the company is set to release its third-quarter earnings results on Oct. 24, have raised questions among employees over whether additional
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