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YouTube lays off 100 employees to trim costs and embrace AI




We are getting reports that YouTube has laid off close to 100 of its employees in a company-wide restructuring program which has affected a lot of people from all over the world. It is also expected that such layoffs will be done at Google’s other services as well. According to a report, YouTube’s chief business officer, Mary Ellen Coe, wrote in a note to employees at the organization which says that “We’ve made the decision to eliminate some roles and say goodbye to some of our teammates,”. “Anyone in the Americas” and the Asia-Pacific region “who is or may be impacted will be notified by the end of the day today,” the note said. It is reported that these layoffs “primarily affect groups of employees who offer support to YouTube’s millions of content creators”, two people with knowledge of the cuts said. This means that if you are a YouTube content creator then it is likely that your creator support person might have been laid off.

Andrea Faville, YouTube’s head of corporate communications, said in a statement that “We’re responsibly investing in our company’s biggest priorities and the significant opportunities ahead,” and added that “some teams are continuing to make these kinds of organizational changes, which include some role eliminations globally.” Even Google CEO Sundar Pichai, in a note to Google employees, said they should expect to see cuts for the rest of the year, but not as big as what the company experienced last year. This is due to the current economic conditions of the market but also because of the rise of AI which has led to a lot of automation coming into the industry which has disrupted the market and the job industry.

It is also reported that “YouTube generates some of its revenue from ads that play before and during videos. But the platform’s reliable growth was interrupted by an ad slowdown that began in late 2022, when rising inflation and interest rates caused advertisers to slash their budgets. YouTube recorded declining revenue for several quarters, stopping that slide in June. Even now, ad sales have not yet surpassed their previous rate of growth.”

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