Google To Cut 200 Jobs In Sales And Marketing

This story was written by Joseph Tartakoff.
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) said Thursday it would cut about 200 jobs in sales and marketing, in the second set of layoffs in three months for the company. In a post on the company's blog, Sales Chief Omid Kordestani said that due to the company's rapid growth, "in some areas we've created overlapping organizations which not only duplicate effort but also complicate the decision-making process. That makes our teams less effective and efficient than they should be. In addition, we over-invested in some areas in preparation for the growth trends we were experiencing at the time." In mid-January, Google cut 100 recruiters from its ranks.

By Joseph Tartakoff


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