Google cuts contractors amid declining online spending?

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal Web site reported thatGoogle has plans to reduce the number of contractors it hires. While itdoesn’t plan to cut its permanent workforce, which totals 20,213employees, some of its approximately 10,000 contractors will get cutalthough the company hasn’t specified exactly how many.

The current economy has likely something to do with Google’s plan tocut contractors given that U.S. firm comScore this week reported onlinespending in the U.S. has declined four per cent from last year. Onlinespending impacts Google given its advertising business.

That said, cutting contractors might also have to do with the factthat Google announced this month it will shut down Lively, its virtualworld. 

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

IT World Canada in your inbox

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Latest Blogs

Senior Contributor Spotlight