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Google is laying off employees at Waze.

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Google  is laying off workers at Waze, according to a Tuesday report from CNBC. Chris Phillips, VP and GM of Google’s Geo unit, stated in an email obtained by the outlet that the company is switching Waze over to Google’s advertisements system, and the transition will result in cuts at Waze in “sales, marketing, operations, and analytics.” According to CNBC, Phillips’ email did not specify how many positions would be eliminated at Waze, which employs more than 500 people.

The layoffs were confirmed by Waze in a statement to The Verge. According to Caroline Bourdeau, head of PR at Waze, “Google remains deeply committed to growing Waze’s distinctive brand, its beloved app, and its thriving community of volunteers and users.” “We have started moving Waze’s current advertising system to Google Ads technology in order to provide Waze advertisers with a better, more seamless experience over time. As part of this change, we’ve scaled back the responsibilities responsible for monetizing Waze Ads and are giving employees severance alternatives and mobility assistance in accordance with local regulations. We have enquired of Bourdeau specifically how many workers will be let go.

The layoffs take place months after Google announced that Waze would be included into the Geo team, which also comprises Google Maps, Google Earth, and Street View. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google wasn’t considering layoffs as a result of the adjustment at the time.

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Vishal kanojiya is a journalist with more than two years of experience in digital journalism. he specializes in business and technology beats. Currently, he is an Author & Cheif Editor of Techbatti

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