After cutting nearly 100 recruiters in January and 40 more employees when it folded up it’s radio division, the news that Google is laying off workers is hardly, well, news at all. What is interesting right now is that Google just laid off 200 employees in sales and marketing, which just lost its leader, Tim Armstrong, to Time Warner’s AOL and replaced him with Google veteran Dennis Woodside, reports MediaMemo.
In a memo from SVP Omid Kordestani, he sights overlaps and efficiency as reasons for the new round of layoffs.
When companies grow that quickly it’s almost impossible to get everything right—and we certainly didn’t. 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.
The full text of Kordestani memo can be seen after the jump.