Here’s how many Bay Area workers are losing jobs

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The logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Google said it’s laying off 12,000 workers, becoming the latest tech company to trim staff after rapid expansions during the COVID-19 pandemic have worn off.

The logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Google said it’s laying off 12,000 workers, becoming the latest tech company to trim staff after rapid expansions during the COVID-19 pandemic have worn off.

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Google’s mass layoff of 12,000 workers will affect at least 1,845 workers in California, including 1,608 in the Bay Area, according to state filings.

The cuts span offices across the company’s Mountain View headquarters, which saw the majority of cuts in the state with 1,436 employees affected; San Bruno, home to the headquarters of YouTube; and Palo Alto. Los Angeles and Irvine also saw cuts. No jobs were affected in San Francisco, where the search giant has numerous offices near the Embarcadero.

The cuts represent 15% of the company’s global layoff total and take effect on March 31.

A wide range of jobs types were affected, from marketing managers to user experience designers to software engineers, and even 27 massage therapists.

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