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Google, VMware Cutting Cloud Jobs In Restructure


Google and VMware may be currently registering strong growth in their respective cloud computing units but the growth factor hasn’t stopped the two companies from laying off employees in line with the changing market dynamics.

Google has reportedly notified “a small number of employees” about the elimination of their roles at its cloud-computing unit. The move is part of a reorganization at Google to improve operations of its cloud business, the tech giant said.

“We made the difficult, but necessary decision to notify a small number of employees that their roles will be eliminated. We’re working with our internal mobility teams across the company to help those affected by this change, and hope to find them new roles within the company,” MarketWatch quoted a Google spokesperson as saying.

It is worth mentioning here that Google’s parent company Alphabet recently reported its cloud business’ revenue at $8.92 billion for fiscal 2019.

Despite making good progress in the cloud, virtualization software firm VMware is also mulling over cutting its headcount as part of a “regular workforce rebalancing”.

The move would affect more than 200 VMware workers in April this year, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.