Google is shedding workers at Waze, CNBC reported on Tuesday. The corporate is transferring Waze over to Google’s advertisements system, and that change will imply cuts at Waze in “gross sales, advertising, operations and analytics,” Chris Phillips, VP and GM of Google’s Geo unit, wrote in an electronic mail seen by the publication. Phillips’ electronic mail didn’t point out the variety of jobs that might be lower at Waze, which has greater than 500 staffers, based on CNBC.
Waze confirmed the layoffs in a press release to The Verge. “Google stays deeply dedicated to rising Waze’s distinctive model, its beloved app and its thriving group of volunteers and customers,” Caroline Bourdeau, Waze’s head of PR, mentioned within the assertion. “With a view to create a greater, extra seamless long run expertise for Waze advertisers, we’ve begun transitioning Waze’s present promoting system to Google Adverts expertise. As a part of this replace, we’ve diminished these roles centered on Waze Adverts monetization and are offering workers with mobility sources and severance choices in accordance with native necessities.” We’ve requested Bourdeau for particulars about what number of workers will likely be laid off.