Google is shedding staff at Waze

Google is shedding staff at Waze, CNBC reported on Tuesday. The corporate is shifting Waze over to Google’s advertisements system, and that change will imply cuts at Waze in “gross sales, advertising and marketing, operations and analytics,” Chris Phillips, VP and GM of Google’s Geo unit, wrote in an e mail seen by the publication. Phillips’ e mail didn’t point out the variety of jobs that will be minimize at Waze, which has greater than 500 staffers, in accordance with 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 neighborhood of volunteers and customers,” Caroline Bourdeau, Waze’s head of PR, stated within the assertion. “So as to create a greater, extra seamless long run expertise for Waze advertisers, we’ve begun transitioning Waze’s present promoting system to Google Advertisements expertise. As a part of this replace, we’ve lowered these roles centered on Waze Advertisements monetization and are offering staff with mobility sources and severance choices in accordance with native necessities.” We’ve requested Bourdeau for particulars about what number of staff might be laid off.

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