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Google: Indian-origin director of news Madhav Chinnappa, who worked for 13 years, laid off
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Photo Courtesy: Madhav Chinnappa LinkedIn page

Google: Indian-origin director of news Madhav Chinnappa, who worked for 13 years, laid off

| @indiablooms | 26 Jul 2023, 10:33 am

Search engine major Google has laid off the Indian-origin director of News Ecosystem Development who worked for the company for the past 13 years.

Madhav Chinnappa wrote on LinkedIn: "I am leaving Google as part of the #googlelayoffs."

Read: Cutting 12,000 jobs step in right direction: Investor tells Google

He said: "I am on gardening leave at the moment which allows too much time to contemplate work, career, life etc. In the end, I am proud of what I have been able to achieve during my almost 13 years at Google from."

Speaking on his immediate plans, he said: "I am in the privileged position of being able some time to figure that out. In the near term, I have some pressing family issues that need my fuller attention so in the spirit of the Zen proverb that the tea cup must be empty before it can be full, I will take August off then spend September looking after my mum in India and only start thinking about work in October with a view to doing more things in 2024."

In January, Google announced its plans to cut more than 12,000 jobs.

The popular search engine joined other tech majors in scaling back operations amid a weakening global economy and rising inflation.    

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