Google parent Alphabet will cut 240 jobs from its operations in Ireland as part of a reduction in its global workforce, a report by Bloomberg stated.

The layoffs by the Silicon Valley tech firm will affect roughly 4% of its 5,500 employees in Ireland, where its headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa is located.

This comes just a week after the company laid off 453 employees in its India offices

Google’s parent company Alphabet lays off 6% of its workforce, totaling 12,000 jobs
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced that it will be eliminating around 12,000 jobs, which is 6% of its workforce. This move is the latest in a series of job cuts that have shaken the technology sector recently. The cuts come days after rival Microsoft said it

According to the email sent to employees, 85 sales roles, 80 engineering and technology jobs and 75 support function roles including positions in people operations and finance teams will be impacted by the layoffs.

In January, Alphabet announced it would trim 12,000 jobs worldwide, about 6% of its global workforce, a move several other tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, Intel and eBay have also said they would make in the year, as a result of the economic crunch in the technology industry.