CEO Sundar Pichai announced the cuts in a memo to Google employees that was later shared online in a company blog post.
“This will mean saying goodbye to some incredibly talented people we worked hard to hire and have loved working with,” Pichai said. “I’m deeply sorry for that. The fact that these changes will impact the lives of Googlers weighs heavily on me, and I take full responsibility for the decisions that led us here.”
The cuts represent more than 6% of the company’s workforce, according to Reuters. It was not immediately clear which teams would be affected, but they are expected to affect workers in the United States and globally, according to Pichai’s note.
The cuts come amid sweeping layoffs in the technology industry, with Microsoft just days ago announcing plans to lay off 10,000 workers.