Google chief executive says Irish job cuts will take longer to implement than US

Sundar Pichai wrote to non-US employees today to tell them that the tech giant was cutting 12,000 jobs globally

Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO, has written to staff around the world informing them that 6 per cent of jobs are to be cut. Picture: Getty Images

Sundar Pichai, the Google and Alphabet chief executive, has told staff outside of the United States, including Ireland, that the job cuts announced today will take longer to implement due to local laws.

Google parent Alphabet said this morning that it will cut about 12,000 jobs, which is more than 6 per cent of its global workforce, becoming the latest tech giant to retrench after years of abundant growth and hiring. It employs around 8,000 ...