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Google announces layoff of 200 employees

Original post made on Mar 28, 2009

Mountain View's largest employer announced Thursday that it will lay off 200 employees in sales and marketing companywide, and a spokesman said about half of the employees let go are based at the Googleplex.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:07 PM

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Posted by Denise
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Mar 28, 2009 at 7:00 am

Google is still posting jobs -

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Posted by sloane
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2009 at 5:43 am

In the post that went up last Sunday night, branding expert John Tantillo named Google the Brand Loser for last week...asserting that "The times when sales or profits are down is the time when you most need marketing."

This and other brief news coverage I've read, though, does suggest that they're just cutting sales and marketing related to radio ads and that, as one article put it--they're not cutting the fact, there'll just be less meat to eat. In which case, I suppose the Brand Loser is really the companies that will be cutting back on advertising. Tantillo's full post: Web Link


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