Google lays off employees at Waze


Google fires employees at Waze, That reports CNBC Tuesday. The company is transitioning Waze to Google’s ad system, and that change means cutbacks at Waze in “sales, marketing, operations and analytics,” Chris Phillips, VP and GM of Google’s Geo unit, wrote in an email sent by the company. publication was seen. Phillips’ email did not mention the number of jobs that would be cut at Waze, which has more than 500 employees, according to CNBC.

Waze confirmed the layoffs in a statement to The edge. “Google remains strongly committed to growing Waze’s unique brand, beloved app, and thriving community of volunteers and users,” said Caroline Bourdeau, Waze’s head of PR in the statement. “To create a better, more seamless long-term experience for Waze advertisers, we have begun to transition Waze’s existing ad system to Google Ads technology. As part of this update, we have reduced roles focused on Waze Ads monetization and are providing employee mobility tools and severance pay in line with local requirements.” We have asked Bourdeau for details on how many employees will be laid off.