Google withdraws thousands of job offers to contractors and temporary workers

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Barely one month after Google CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged to staff that hiring and investments would gradual due to the coronavirus pandemic, Google has rescinded offers for greater than 2,000 individuals who had agreed to work as contractors or temporary staff.

In an electronic mail seen by the The New York Times on Friday, Google advised contracting businesses that it has been “slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many new starters as we had planned at the beginning of the year.” Google mentioned it could “not be moving forward to onboard” the workers it had introduced on by the businesses.

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A Google spokesperson didn’t present particulars within the Times report, just like the quantity of contractors whose offers have been rescinded, however mentioned in an announcement:

“As we’ve publicly indicated, we’re slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and as a result are not bringing on as many new people – full-time and temporary – as we’d planned at the beginning of the year. We’re continuing to hire in a number of strategic areas.”

Google’s reported resolution to rescind offers from contractors and temp workers as soon as once more attracts consideration to an unlimited portion of the corporate’s workforce that doesn’t get pleasure from the identical advantages and protections of its full-time staff. Such workers, generally recognized inside the corporate as TVCs (temporary, distributors and contractors) make up at the very least half of Google’s workforce.

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Google has greater than 130,000 contractors and temp workers, outnumbering its employees of 123,000, in accordance to The Times. As you may anticipate, the pay, advantages and perks aren’t as juicy for the non-full timers.

Some of these provided the work at Google left good full-time jobs as soon as they obtained their offers from Google, in accordance to The Times. And none have been provided compensation by the corporate after being dumped.

Still, Google has made some concessions to contract workers in the course of the Covid-19 disaster. Google moved to lengthen contracts for temporary employees whose work was about to finish in the course of the disaster by 60 days, CNBC reported in March.

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Read the total report from The New York Times.

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