Google Cloud has revealed that it is reorganizing to save money, with dozens of roles in its support teams being eliminated or reshuffled.
Roles are under threat in California and Texas, as well as in Zurich in Switzerland and parts of Australia, according to Business Insider.
The Google Cloud spokesperson said: “As Google Cloud grows, we frequently evaluate our approach to providing the best service and support for our customers.
“The changes announced today will ensure we have the right people, partners, and systems in place to meet our customers’ needs now and into the future.”
Google intends to reorganize its support organization into Google Cloud, data analytics subsidiary Looker, productivity apps suite Workspace (formerly known as G Suite), and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Technical solutions engineers assist clients and engineers with Google Cloud apps and develop internal support products.
In addition, the cloud giant would consolidate teams in specific locations.
Employees who are affected have 60 days to locate new jobs at Google.
Those who do not may be eligible for a severance package.
Google stated in February that fourth-quarter sales increased 45 percent year on year to $5.5 billion, with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) revenue surpassing that rise, as parent firm Alphabet’s total performance handily outperformed Wall Street estimates.
Google Cloud’s revenue comes primarily from fees received for GCP services and Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) collaboration tools.
GCP recorded more than 80 percent growth in total deal volume in 2021 compared to the prior year and more than 65 percent growth in the number of deals exceeding $1 billion.
Phil Walker, CEO of Network Solutions Provider, a Google partner based in Manhattan Beach, California and member of CRN’s 2022 Managed Service Provider 500 told that he empathizes with any Google employees out of a job.
Walker said: “Google reportedly taking on less technical support jobs does provide an opportunity to partners to take on more implementation- and migration-related jobs. There may be some customer gaps that may fall more to the channel, which will probably drive more MSPs to be Google Cloud providers.