Google lays off hundreds of 'Core' employees, moves some positions to India and Mexico..

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  • Jun 15, 2013
    • Google is laying off at least 200 employees from its "Core" organization, which includes key teams and engineering talent, CNBC has learned.
    • As part of the unit's reorganization, the company will hire corresponding roles in Mexico and India.
    • "Announcements of this sort may leave many of you feeling uncertain or frustrated," Asim Husain, vice president of Google Developer Ecosystem, wrote in an email to his team last week.

    Just ahead of its blowout first-quarter earnings report on April 25, Google laid off at least 200 employees from its "Core" teams, in a reorganization that will include moving some roles to India and Mexico, CNBC has learned.

    The Core unit is responsible for building the technical foundation behind the company's flagship products and for protecting users' online safety, according to Google's website. Core teams include key technical units from information technology, its Python developer team, technical infrastructure, security foundation, app platforms, core developers, and various engineering roles.